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RIP! Brazilian football legend Pele dies at 82

Friday, December 30, 2022 • Tamil Sport News Comments
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Pele, the Brazil footballing legend and three-time World Cup winner, has died at the age of 82. He was widely considered to be football's first global superstar.

Widely regarded as one of soccer’s greatest players, Pelé spent nearly two decades enchanting fans and dazzling opponents as the game’s most prolific scorer with Brazilian club Santos and the Brazil national team.

Pelé was admitted to a hospital in São Paulo in late November for a respiratory infection and for complications related to colon cancer. Last week, the hospital said his health had worsened as his cancer progressed. He died on Thursday from multiple organ failure due to the progression of colon cancer, according to a statement from Albert Einstein Hospital.

BraIlian star Neymar took to his social media handle and paid his condolences. He wrote “Before Pele, 10 was just a number. I’ve read this phrase somewhere, at some point in my life. But this sentence, beautiful, is incomplete. I would say before Pele football was just a sport. Pele has changed it all. He turned football into art, into entertainment He gave voice to the poor, to the blacks and especially: He gave visibility to Brazil. Soccer and Brazil have raised their status thanks to the King! He's gone but his magic remains. Pele is FOREVER!!”

Other football stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo have also paid their condolences via their official social media handles.

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