The former Barcelona forward was one of the most decorated players in world football last season, and is expected to be named as a member of the museum’s team of the century for his efforts in the field of sports science.
He has also been recognised as a champion of sport science in the past.
The 35-year-old is the first player to take part in the inaugural team of experts, which was established by the Paris-based Federation Internationale de Sport in May.
The group includes scientists, historians, researchers, athletes, sports journalists and academics from around the world.
The aim of the team is to ensure the museum is the best source of knowledge about sport and sports science in general, and will include members of other sports, such as rugby union.
“It is a great honour and privilege to be honoured by the museum, the Paris Sports Academy, the association of sports scientists and the world,” said Pelé, who will be inducted in June.
“For me, it is a very big moment and the greatest moment of my career, which is also a very, very big achievement.”
“I have a great feeling for the team.
It will be my second time being on the team, the first time being in 2002, and it will be a very exciting, very special moment for me.”
The former Barcelona midfielder has been recognised by the federation for his work in the fields of sports and science.
During his time at Barcelona, he was one the top performers in the Barca first team, scoring a career-best 28 goals in the 2008-09 season.
He then won two Ballon d’Or awards in 2009 and 2011 and became a member to the club’s board of directors in 2012.
In the years since, Pelé has been the target of many players and teams from around Europe.
Last season, Peler’s team lost in the final to Borussia Dortmund, while he scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2013.
Since then, he has been a frequent fixture on the international scene, representing the Republic of Ireland in the 2014 World Cup and France in 2018.
The former Barca forward has been honoured with the French Football Museum’s first prize for sport science, the La Défense des Sportifs (French Football Museum) award.
The award, presented annually to a player who has made significant contributions to the development of the sport in France, will be presented to the player in the form of a trophy, which he will wear on his mantle for the next two years.