Pele, the legendary footballer, passed away in a hospital in Sao Paulo after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Check out pele death.
Pele, King of Football, is no more, Dies aged 82.
Pele, the magical Brazilian soccer star who rose from barefoot poverty to become one of the greatest and best-known athletes in modern history, died at the age of 82, his daughter said Pele death on Instagram.
He had been in and out of hospital in recent months after a tumor was found on his colon.
Pele, whose given name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, scored a world record 1,281 goals, and is the only player ever to win the World Cup three times.
With sublime skills and a winning smile, he helped make soccer the world’s most popular sport and he charmed popes, presidents and Hollywood stars in a seven-decade career as player and ambassador for the sport.
“Pelé is one of the few who contradicted my theory. Instead of 15 minutes of fame, he will have 15 centuries.” – Andy Warhol.
“The difficulty, the extraordinary, is not to score 1,000 goals like Pelé – it’s to score one goal like Pelé.”- Carlos Drummond de Andrade— The Antique Football (@AntiqueFootball) December 29, 2022
17-year old Pelé chips the ball over Sweden's Bengt Gustavsson to score his 1st of 2 goals in the 1958 WC Final. Brazil won 5-2. pic.twitter.com/Z89Y1uXrrf
“I told myself before the game, ‘He’s made of skin and bones just like everyone else’. But I was wrong.” – Tarcisio Burgnich, the Italy defender who marked Pelé in the 1970 World Cup Final.
Certainly, most commentators regard him as the finest exponent of the beautiful game.
Pele’s skill and electrifying speed were coupled with a deadly accuracy in front of goal.
A national hero in his native Brazil, he became a global sporting icon.
And, off the field, he campaigned tirelessly to improve conditions for the most deprived people in society.
For many, Pele was the greatest there ever was and the greatest there ever will be. He was a symbol for what football is supposed to be like -– the human embodiment of o jogo bonito, the beautiful game.
Long live football, the beautiful game, and rest in peace Pele, the human embodiment of its beauty.