The Brazilian star transcended the sport and is the only player to win three World Cups. FIFA named him its athlete of the 20th century.
He was born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento on Oct. 23, 1940, but came to be known by a single word recognized around the world — Pelé.
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, winner of a record three World Cups, died Thursday at the age of 82 at Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, where he had been since the end of November.
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I met Pele in the early 90s.I played for a team aptly named the Cosmos in J.U.S.A. and we took CA State Cup UNDEFEATED.We were invited to the premiere of his soccer movie.Amazing player,humble man
USA sucks at ⚽️ football. You never see Americans win a world cup.
cadê brasileiros nojentos aqui🤣
No doubt …the best , the king of soccer , great man, can avoid to cry …so.long.!!!
Pele never scored over 1000 goals, but R.I.P
We lost the GOAT. Football is what it is because of this man. Messi finally won a cup ,but he's a long way from where Pele is.
Rip he was a legend❤🙏🏿
Cazzo no! Riposa in pace!
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