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Pele's World Cup shirt goes on display in Manchester

Pele's 1958 Brazil shirt Image copyright National Football Museum
Image caption Pele's shirt is from his first World Cup finals game in 1958 against USSR

The Brazil shirt worn by football legend Pele in his World Cup finals' debut and a crown he got as King of Football are going on display.

Pele: Art, Life, Football shows stages of his life through courtesy of artists and photographers.

It will also include some never-before-seen objects such as his 1962 World Cup winner's medal.

The exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester opens on Thursday and runs until 4 March 2018.

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Image caption Pele won his first World Cup winner's medal in 1958 at the age of 17

The artefacts include the Brazil shirt he wore in his first game at the 1958 World Cup finals against the USSR, his 1962 World Cup Winner's medal and a crown he was given in a game against Chile.

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Image caption Pele in action for Brazil v Czechoslovakia at the 1970 World Cup
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Image caption The sporting superstar was crowned King of Football

There is also the ball from a hat-trick he scored for New York Cosmos in the 1970s and a passport.

The museum has also given its life-sized statue of the sportsman a hair transplant in honour of the occasion.

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Image caption The museum's life-sized statue of the football legend has a new feature

Kevin Haygarth, interim director at the museum, said: "We wanted to celebrate Pele in a way which befits his vibrant and creative personality, and hosting a range of stunning imagery alongside significant items from his career certainly does this."

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Image caption Pele played for New York Cosmos and signed this ball

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