Pele picked up yet another medal on Wednesday when he was made an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London.
Pele is currently Brazil's Sports Minister and is in Britain with his country's President, Fernando Henrique Cardoso on a state visit.
As well as receiving his KBE Pele also visited Stamford Bridge the home of Premiership side Chelsea where he met a number of schoolboy footballers involved in a new Government scheme.
A touch of Brazil came to a cold Stamford Bridge stadium, London on Wednesday when the football legend Pele accompanied his country's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
They were both guests at Chelsea for the launch of a new footballing initiative by the British government.
As always Pele drew a crowd especially as earlier in the day the man rated by many as the greatest player ever was awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
Pele received the full insignia of the KBE, a blue cross on a red ribbon to be worn around his neck and a gold and silver star for his left breast pocket.
As he is not a British citizen he cannot call himself "Sir", but Pele may use the letters KBE after his name.
It was back in 1958 that Pele announced himself on the international stage with a virtuoso performance in the World Cup finals in Sweden.
He went on to win a second winners medal with Brazil in 1970.
Pele believes that Brazil can once again win the World Cup in France next year, but believes there are a number of sides that could stop them.
"I think everyone has a good chance because this tournament is a hard tournament. The teams that are there are at a good level. It's very hard to say who's going to win the World cup. I think everyone has chance.
SUPER CAPTION: Pele: Brazilian Minister for Sport.
European teams have been touted as the one's most likely to give Brazil most trouble. But while Pele believes that the likes of England, Germany and Italy will all do well, there could well be a surprise package coming out of Africa.
"Yes the African teams today play very good. We have several good teams.They play Brazilian style. I saw two or three games, Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon, and I think South Africa is the team who are in good shape and Nigeria could reach the semi-final. I don't think they're going to be in the final, but they're going to do a nice game in the World Cup"
SUPER CAPTION:Pele: Brazilian Sports minister.
Pele will be at the draw for the 1998 World Cup in Marseille on Thursday, but will take no part in the official proceedings.
That follows his falling out four years ago in Las Vegas with FIFA president Joao Havelange. He also incurred Havelange's wrath earlier this year when he drafted a bill for the Brazilian parliament which would allow clubs to form their own leagues and break away from the federation.