The soccer legend Pele dies at 82
The first global icon of soccer, Pelé, a Brazilian legend who won three World Cups, has passed away at age 82.
His daughter Kely Nascimento captioned a photo of her and her family holding Pele’s hands on Instagram, “Everything that we are, is thanks to you.”
You have our utmost love. Peace be with you. Late in November. Pelé was hospitalised in So Paulo for complications from colon cancer and a respiratory infection. His health had gotten worse as his cancer got worse, the hospital reported last week. According to a statement from Albert Einstein Hospital, he passed away on Thursday. As a result of multiple organ failure brought on by the progression of colon cancer.
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 legacy that went far beyond his collection of awards and exceptional goal-scoring stats.
“I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint,” Pelé famously said.
Tributes from legends themselves for Pele!
Tributes have been pouring in for the soccer legend. Pelé’s first club, Santos FC, responded to the news on Twitter with the words “eternal” shared next to an image of a crown.
Football player Neymar from Brazil claimed Pelé “changed everything.” He stated: “He turned football into art, into entertainment,” in a post on Instagram. Also, he gave 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.”
Moreover, Messi paid his tribute on social media,
The funeral services
According to a statement released by Santos FC on Thursday, a public wake for Pelé will be held on Monday at the Urbano Caldeira stadium. It is popularly known as Vila Belmiro and home to Santos football club, in Brazil’s So Paulo state.
Moreover, Pele’s body will be transported from the Albert Einstein Hospital to the stadium at sunrise on Monday. The casket of the late soccer great will be positioned in the middle of the field.
The funeral procession will continue to the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica cemetery in Santos, where a private service will be held just for family members.
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