One hundred and twenty seven images of Pele, arguably the greatest player in the history of the beautiful game, have now been scanned as part of our Reuters project.

We now need historians and fans to get involved and help track down further information on these remarkable photographs that chart Pele's life on and off the pitch. 

We know all the photographs were taken by Domicio Pinheiro, we now need eagle eyed researchers and sports fans to track down the background information to these images. What year were they taken, who is Pele with in the photo, or what match was he playing in?

If you think you would like to help, please take a minute to get in touch using this form

Iconic Reuters sporting photography from the Action Images picture library is being used in a new project which aims to tackle the three biggest challenges facing the UK’s ageing society.

Reuters has released more than 90,000 sporting images, delivered in 24 crates, to The Sporting Memories Foundation which runs groups across the UK which bring older sports fans together to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. The extensive Action Images picture library collection contains photographs of some of sport’s greatest heroes and most illustrious moments dating back as far as the 1930s, with negatives covering football, boxing, tennis, athletics and many other sports.

Over the next two years, the collection will be digitised by The Sporting Memories Foundation, who are recruiting volunteers to help with the huge task of cataloguing and scanning the images. Sports fans of all ages will be encouraged to get together and team up at local hubs, with each image needing to be cleaned, scanned, tagged and added to the online archive. Each of these images will in turn be used in The Sporting Memories Foundation’s work to help people over the age of 50 age well and remain as healthy as possible.