Pele has wished luck to England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ahead of Euro 2016.
Rashford, 18, is little more than a year older than Pele was when he played in his first international tournament with Brazil – the 1958 World Cup.
Rashford became England’s youngest ever debutant goalscorer in the 2-1 win over Australia last week and was subsequently included in England’s 23-man squad for the European Championship.
Pele, who scored two goals in the 1958 World Cup final as Brazil won the tournament, told Sky Sports News HQ: “He is almost the same age as I was.
“I was a little bit younger than him and it was as big a surprise to me. I wish him the same luck that I had.”
The football legend – who still holds the record for the most professional goals at 1279 – also wished luck to Jose Mourinho after taking over as manager of Manchester United.
“He’s a good coach. I love him and I wish him good luck,” he said.
“When you have a good coach, normally it’s possible to make a good team. But to win you need to have good players. The coach doesn’t win the game. They can prepare the team.”