Legendary Brazilian Player Pele Passes Away

The legendary Brazilian soccer player, Pele, who climbed from barefoot squalor to become one of the greatest and most well-known athletes in modern history, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, according to his daughter’s post on Instagram.

Following the discovery of a tumour in his colon, he has recently been in aplayernd out of the hospital.

The only player to ever win the World Cup three times is Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who set a record by scoring 1,281 goals.

In a seven-decade career as a player and soccer ambassador, he enchanted popes, presidents, and Hollywood celebrities with his superb abilities and winning grin, making soccer the most popular sport in the world.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento was taught the game by his father, a semi-professional player whose promising career was halted by a knee injury. Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on October 23, 1940, in the tiny Minas Gerais village of Tres Coraçes, or “Three Hearts.”

His early years are shrouded in legend, including the beginning of his well-known moniker. According to Pele (sometimes), he frequently served as the goalie in neighbourhood sports, which led to children making the comparison between him and a nearby player by the name of “Bile” over time.

Whatever the case, he rapidly dazzled scouts as an aggressive striker instead of a goalie, a template for number 10.

More than any player before or after, he was revered for his wide range of skills. He was two-footed, had incredible speed and stamina, could head, pass, tackle, and of course, score goals.

At the age of 15, he joined Santos, and he helped make the modest coastal team one of football’s most recognisable brands.

He won two Copa Libertadores, the South American version of the Champions League, and two Intercontinental Cups during his illustrious 18-year career with the club. The Intercontinental Cup is an annual competition between the top clubs in Europe and South America.

Although a team psychologist described the 17-year-old as “clearly infantile” and urged against playing him, his skill was quickly recognised by the national team, and he was selected for the Brazil squad travelling to the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

Pele later went on to score a hat-trick in the first half of the semifinal match against France and two more goals in the championship game against the Swedish squad, which helped Brazil win its first-ever title.

The player once tweeted and expressed his desire to “play ball together in heaven” with Argentina’s veteran player Maradona following his death in 2020.

Many took to Twitter to express their condolences over legends death and comemorate his marvelous achievements throughout his football career.

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