Brazilian football legend Pele broke down as he recalled his celebrated career during the launch of a new book.

The 500-page limited edition book of the player widely regarded as the greatest ever weighs 15 kg and has a recommended retail price of $1,700, reports Xinhua.

“This really makes me well up. It is a legacy I left for Brazil,” Pele said on Wednesday.

Titled “1283”, the number of goals Pele scored, the book comprises 1283 texts.

“It makes me think of all the people who loved and helped me during my career, my family, friends, the fans,” the 72-year-old three-time World Cup winner added.

A special edition of the book featuring a signed image of Pele has also gone on sale for $2,600.

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