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Pele: Brazil soccer star to auction prize possessions

Updated 1407 GMT (2207 HKT) May 31, 2016
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Brazil football legend Pele, the only player to win three World Cups, is to auction off his personal collection of memorabilia. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
His collection includes a replica of the Jules Rimet trophy -- awarded to him after winning the 1970 final -- and is the most valuable item on sale at the auction in London. It is expected to sell for $600,000. STF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Here Pele is pictured in a New York Cosmos jacket, his match worn jerseys from his time with the American club between 1975 and 1977 are expected to attract bids of up to $10,000. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America
Pictured wearing a Santos jersey in 1961, a similar shirt is also estimated to attract bids of $10,000. A "conservative estimate" on the 2000-item collection has been placed at $5.1 million. STAFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A 17-year-old Pele is pictured during the 1958 World Cup quarterfinals against Wales. The Brazilian also holds the world record for the youngest player to appear in and score in a World Cup final. STAFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images