London: Celebrated footballer Pele has launched his autobiography in London. His book tells the story of a player who scored in four successive World Cup tournaments, combining an extraordinary talent and exemplary sportsmanship on the pitch with a modest attitude off it. Known as the king of football, Pele at the age of 17 was the youngest goal scorer in the world cup. He went on to become the all-time top scorer in football history with 1283 goals in 1367 matches. Born on October 23, 1940, Pele used to kick a ball of rolled-up rags and sometimes even a grapefruit as he honed his skills on the streets of his birthplace Tres Coracs. His senior playing career began in 1956 when he joined Santos as a 15-year-old and became the club's top scorer in his first season with 32 goals. He made his international debut in July 1957 at 16, scoring against Argentina. Pele went on to win the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups.