Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Beckham has endured a torrid time since joining LA Galaxy and Pele said: "The way they introduced him was bad for him.
"I had almost the same experience but for me it was different when I was playing for Cosmos - I had Franz Beckenbauer.
"The problem with Beckham is he's not a natural goalscorer.
"They introduced him as a player who was going to score goals and win matches and that is very tough for him. That's a problem."