Brazil's Legendary Footballer Pele became the Honorary President of New York Cosmos FC on 1 August 2010. Pele is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.