China’s Soccer Ambitions Extend to Pele’s $7.2 Million Auction

  • Brazilian icon selling 1,600 pieces of memorabilia from career
  • Pele is the only player to win World Cup three times

Soccer icon Pele is selling his collection of awards and memorabilia in London, and Chinese investors are expected to be among the most active bidders.

Photographer: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

China’s global soccer status could get a bump next week at an auction house in London.

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