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New Pele book weighs 15kg, costs $1,700

English.news.cn   2013-10-17 09:39:07            

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian football legend Pele broke down in tears on Wednesday 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 15kg and has a recommended retail price of 1,700 US dollars.

"This really makes me well up. It is a legacy I left for Brazil," Pele said during the event in Sao Paulo.

Titled "1283", the number of goals Pele scored in his celebrated career, the book comprises 500 pages and 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 dollars.

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