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Football Legend, Pele, Has Died

Football Legend, Pele, Has Died

Football legend and Brazilian international, Pele, has died aged 82, his agent has confirmed.

The former Santos FC star, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time (GOAT), had been at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo since 29 November.

A medical report just before Christmas showed that he needed care for cardiac and renal dysfunction, having been battling colon cancer since September 2021.

His daughter Kely Nascimento paid tribute to her father on Instagram. She said:

We are thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.

Pele – originally named Edson Arantes do Nascimento – began playing for Santos at the age of 15 and the Brazilian national team a year later, bursting onto the world football scene as a 17-year-old in the 1958 World Cup.

During his international career, he won three World Cups – in 1958, 1962 and 1970 – the only player to achieve this.

He died at 3.27 pm Brazilian time due to multiple organ failure resulting from his colon cancer, the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein said in a statement.

England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst said Pele “remains the greatest of all time”. He said:

I have so many memories of Pele, without doubt the best footballer I ever played against (with Bobby Moore being the best footballer I ever played alongside).

For me Pele remains the greatest of all time and I was proud to be on the the pitch with him. RIP Pele and thank you.

Pele’s role in Brazil’s third victory, in Mexico in 1970, has gone down in football folklore, as he played a key role in arguably the sport’s greatest-ever international team.

His glittering 20-year career from 1957 to 1977 saw him score 757 goals in 831 games, although Santos claim his tally was closer to 1 000.

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26 Comments

fan 1 month ago

rip pele mambo webhora


1 month ago

Rip mambo webhora pele i will nt forget u mdara


jobhoniya 1 month ago

the true greatest of all time rest in peace legend


Takudzwa Chikomo 1 month ago

R.I.P Pele matisiira ronda fambai zvakanaka. Renyu ramakadanirwa makapedza rinova raita tikurangarirei nhasi😓😓😓


1 month ago

The soccer great is no more You ran your race champ RIP


Fari 1 month ago

Rest in peace Pele the football king


Chikumba 1 month ago

Tine free transport yekuenda kunhamo ya pele munondibata


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Dispenser 1 month ago

A true King of football, number 1, number 2 hapana, 3 hapana 4 hapana Then 5 Ronaldinho, 6 Messi, 7,Ronaldo cr7, 8 Ronaldo nasaria


slime dispenser 1 month ago

ndosaka uchi distributor makondo.omu andinenge ndashandisa

Musa 1 month ago

Yu never be forgotten R.I.P a man who transferred football to art


phidza 1 month ago

Takagara tazviona kuti kwaakuendwa uko anga ari makwichu


Dzvamu 1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace! He was not the greatest. Magoals ake ndinawo nothing classy but just an overrated fellow. He never won matches on his own more consistently like Messi. Messi ndiye GOAT


nnn 1 month ago

so messi anotamba ega here nhayiwe


Gazete 1 month ago

RIP Pele the Classical Player in History


1 month ago

MESSI IS THE GOAT. HAITAURE ZVE BHORA RECHIBHUBHUBHU RAKARE. NDINI NDADARO


Matex 1 month ago

uchaiswa mukanwa ne Goat yako iyoyo

Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

RIP...


Matex 1 month ago

RIP Pele mambo webhora.Vese Messi na Kiri vanokuyemurai.l


🤣 🤣 🤣 1 month ago

Ma zimba matotanga, nhasi tinonzwa nawo maStatus kkkk


1 month ago

MESSI IMBUDZI INE HWAPEPE KWETE ZVANA PELE VAITAMBA VACHIMBOMIRA VACHIMHORESA MA FANS KUMA TERRACES KUTI MURI SEI SEI


1 month ago

MESS 🐐 THE SURVIVING LEGEND. AMA 2000 CAN TALK A OUT ZVAVAKAONA KWETE ZVAVAKANZWA. RIP PELE & MARADONA. CHAITI CHURURU CHURURU CHAKATSVA DZAMBARA FUTA RAVE IGO

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Machiavelli 1 month ago

Chema ngaiendeswe kuZANU Headquarters, Rotten Row. Minimum US$10,000. Asina kubhadhara will not vote


kelky 1 month ago

rest in peace


RCT 1 month ago

may you so rest in peace Pele Pele mambo webhora uri chibaba zvako but u are not a goat as like mesii fambazvakanaka


Shasha 1 month ago

Mese munotaura zvekuti Messi Hamuna kuona bhora raitmvwa nemurume uyu. The guy was just a genius. Pairohwa mbarure guys plus raizikanwa. Kana muno bhora raitambwawo futi kwete zviriko izvi. We had plyers like Freddy Mkwesha, ,Rob Jordan ,PeterNymama.and the greatest of all George ' Matanyera Mastermind's Shaya.


casemiro 4 weeks ago

rip pele mambo webhora



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