Brazilian football player Pele

World Cup winner Brazilian football player Pele dies at an age of 82

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One of Brazil’s most famous athletes and world-famous football player Pele died on 29th December at an age of 82. Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo and took his last breath at 3:27 PM. He was suffering from colon cancer.

His death was confirmed on his Instagram account.

“Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pele, who peacefully passed away today,” it read, adding he had “enchanted the world with his genius in sport, stopped a war, carried out social works all over the world and spread what he most believed to be the cure for all our problems: love.”

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who is leaving office on Sunday, declared three days of mourning on Pele’s death, saying Pele was “a great citizen and a patriot, wherever he went, he carried the name of Brazil” elevated.”

Bolsonaro’s successor, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, wrote on Twitter that “few Brazilians carried the name of our country as far as he did.”

French President Emmanuel Macron said Pele’s legacy would live forever. “The game. The king. Eternity,” Macron tweeted.

Tributes are being paid around the world to Brazilian football player Pele, a symbol of Brazil’s dominance in the beautiful sport.

About Great Football Player Pele

Pele’s complete name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Pelé started playing for Santos at the age of 15 and for the Brazil national team at the age of 16. Regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, Pelé was one of the most successful and popular sporting figures of the 20th century and has been dubbed “the greatest” by FIFA.

Pele is the only person to make history by winning the World Cup three times. He won his first medal in Sweden in 1958 as a 17-year-old, four years later he received his second medal in Chile – even though he missed most of the tournament due to injury – and finally received his third medal in Mexico in 1970.

Info Source Wikipedia.

Shruti Jain

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