Brazilian Football Legend Pele Dies At 82

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Pele, a three-time world champion and widely regarded as the greatest player ever to invent the "beautiful game," died Thursday at the age of 82, according to his family.

By : thoughtfulnews.com January 10, 2023

Pele, a three-time world champion and widely regarded as the greatest player ever to invent the “beautiful game,” died Thursday at the age of 82, according to his family.

“Thanks to you, we are all we are. You have our undying love. Daughter Kelly Nascimento wrote on Instagram, ‘Rest in peace.

Three Time Champion Pele : (Dies)

Pele is the only three-time world champion in history. (1958, 1962, 1970) and was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee in 1999.

Before his retirement in 1977, he scored over 1,000 goals in one of his most legendary sports his career, earning him the nickname ‘Olay’ (King).

He was battling colon cancer and kidney problems, the latter of which he required surgery and chemotherapy in September 2021. His health was deteriorating. Late last year, he had another heartbreaking story of an Afghan soccer player dying on a US plane.

Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was born on October 23, 1940 in the city of Torres Colacoes in southeastern Brazil. He grew up selling peanuts on the streets to feed his struggling family.

Famous American inventor Thomas Edison urged his parents to name him.

However, he soon earned the nickname Pelé because the footballer’s father mispronounced Bille, goalkeeper for Vasco de San Lourenco, where he had previously played.

He was recognized as a ‘national treasure’ in Brazil for embodying the great style of ‘samba football’. And was renowned for his skill with the ball. He played for Santos (1956–1974), the Brazilian national team and the New York Comos. Scoring a total of 1,281 goals in 1,363 games (1975–77) Dies.

As the first international football star, he was instrumental in making the sport a major force in both sport and business. less than feet 7).

Like the classic black-and-white film showing a 17-year-old boy sobbing after helping Brazil win the 1958 World Cup, he also showed his emotions in the match.

1950 World Cup Final

He had watched his father sob eight years ago when Brazil lost at home to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup final, and vowed to one day take home a World Cup trophy. . The 1970 Mexico World Cup, broadcast in color for the first time, was the pinnacle of his talent. He joined a team considered by many to be the greatest in history. Including the likes of Riberino, Tostao and Jairzinho.

When he traveled abroad with Santos and his national team. He was often greeted like a king or queen.According to legend, the terrible Biafra conflict began in 1969 with his invasion of Nigeria. was put on hold for 48 hours.

Pele declined an invitation to play in Europe, but as the end of his career neared, he embarked on a quick and lucrative farewell tour with Cosmos to bring his star power back to the home of ‘football’. signed.

He was a movie star, musician, and Minister of Sports (1995-1998), making him one of the country’s first black ministers. His influence extended beyond the field.

Pele Dies At 82

Pele’s public appearances declined and he was usually confined to a wheelchair or walker.

After being hospitalized multiple times with urinary tract infections, he was readmitted in 2021 and 2022. Which marked the beginning of his death.

However, he treated his own health problems in his signature style.

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