Brazilian soccer icon Pelé passes away at age 82.


The first global symbol of soccer Legend Pelé, a Brazilian hero who won three World Cups, has passed away at age 82.

His daughter Kely Nascimento captioned a photo of her and her family clutching Pele’s hands on Instagram, “Everything that we are, is owing to you.” “You have our utmost affection. Peace be with you.

Soccer has been associated with Pelé for more than 60 years. The only player in history to participate in all four World Cups and win three of them, he left a lasting impact that went far beyond his collection of awards and exceptional goal-scoring stats.

Pelé famously remarked, “I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to compose music and Michelangelo was born to paint.

Many people have paid tribute to the legendary soccer player. Santos FC, Pelé’s first team, tweeted “forever” along with a picture of a crown in response to the news.

Football player Neymar from Brazil claimed Pelé “changed everything.” He stated: “He converted football into art, into entertainment,” in a post on Instagram. He provided the underprivileged, black people, and most importantly, Brazil, a voice. Brazil and football have improved thanks to the King! Added he.

Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo sent his condolences to Brazil in a post on Instagram, saying “a mere “goodbye” to the eternal King Pelé will never be enough to express the pain that currently engulfs the entire football world.”

Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain said of Pelé’s death: “The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten.”

A retired Brazilian soccer player known as Pelé, he was recognised as one of the game’s all-time greats. Along with his leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field, he wasrenowned for his tremendous skill, speed, and scoring prowess.

  • Pelé received numerous honors and accomplishments during the course of his professional career, including:
  • Three times with the Brazilian national team, in 1958, 1962, and 1970, Pelé was the FIFA World Cup champion.
  • With 12 goals in four World Cups, Pelé holds the record for most goals scored in a single tournament. With 77 goals in 92 matches, he is also the Brazilian national team’s all-time leading scorer.
  • Success at home: Throughout his career, Pelé won numerous titles and individual honors at home, including five Campeonato Brasileiro Série A championships, three Taça Brasil championships with Santos, and two National Professional Soccer League championships with the New York Cosmos.
  • Individual honors: In 1958, 1959, and 1962, Pelé was voted South American Footballer of the Year. In 1970, he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He was inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States. He was also voted Brazilian Athlete of the Century by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
  • Off the field: Pelé has also been successful off the field, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2011 and being named a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment. Throughout his career, he has also participated in a lot of charitable and humanitarian endeavors.

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