King Pele assembles dream team for Covid auction

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, M’Bappé … The living legend Pele has assembled a cast of legends for a charity auction, which aims to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil.

Football legend Pele has not said his last word. Although weakened by a recent colon operation, he has gathered a constellation of stars for a charity auction in London on 22 September, with all proceeds going to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. For this cause, King Pele will be auctioning off autographed shirts from his only two clubs: Santos of Sao Paulo and the New York Cosmos.

The greatest player of all time and three-time World Cup winner has also convinced his 1970 Brazil teammates, such as Rivellino and Jairzinho, to donate their shirts. In addition to these Brazilian legends, there were also active international players who wanted to participate in the sale. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and M’Bappé donated shirts. As well as the veterans Beckham, Beckenbauer, Roberto Baggio and Roger Milla.

Justin Timberlake and Maria Sharapova too

But the auction organised by King Pele will bring together more than just football. The All Blacks rugby player Dan Carter, the New York Yankees player Derek Jeter and the tennis champion Maria Sharapova will also be taking part. A sign of the universal impact of the event, it will even go beyond the sporting aspect as Justin Timberlake and actor Mark Wahlberg will donate an object.

A constellation of stars with a single goal: to raise as much money as possible for the Pelegacy Foundation. The foundation, which organised this auction, was created in 2018 and works daily to help disadvantaged children. 229 items signed by the greatest sportsmen and women and other personalities will be offered for sale at the Mall Galleries in London. The aim is to help Brazil win the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already claimed more than 590,000 victims.

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