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Recording Breaking Brazilian Football Legend Pele Is Dead


Brazilian football legend Pele, widely recognized as the best player of all time, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, according to his family. Pele was a three-time World Cup champion and the architect of the “beautiful game.”

“Thanks to you, we are everything we are. You have our undying love. My daughter Kely Nascimento commented on Instagram, “Rest in peace.

Pele is the only player in history to have won the World Cup three times (1958, 1962, and 1970), earning him the title of athlete of the century from the International Olympic Committee in 1999.

Before retiring in 1977, he amassed more than 1,000 goals over one of the most legendary careers in sports, earning the moniker “O Rei” (The King).

His health had been deteriorating, and he had undergone surgery for colon cancer and kidney issues.

He had been fighting colon cancer and kidney issues, and the latter required surgery in September 2021 and subsequent treatment. His health had been deteriorating.

Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was born on October 23, 1940, in the city of Tres Coracoes, in the southeast of Brazil. He grew up selling peanuts on the street to support his struggling family.

Thomas Edison, a famous American inventor, inspired his parents to name him.


Recording Breaking Brazilian Football Legend Pele Is Dead


However, because to his mispronunciation of Bile, a goalie of Vasco de Sao Lourenco, where his footballer father previously played, he was quickly given the nickname Pele.

Pele wowed audiences as soon as he was 15 and began playing professionally for Santos. In 1962 and 1963, he defeated Benfica and AC Milan to lead the team to back-to-back Intercontinental Cup victories.

He was regarded as a “national treasure” in Brazil because of his prowess with the ball and his embodiment of the magnificent “samba football” style of play.

He played for Santos (1956–1974), the Brazilian national team, and the New York Cosmos, scoring 1,281 goals total in 1,363 games (1975-77).

Beyond his accomplishments, he will be recognized for redefining the sport and for always wearing the number 10.

The first international football star, he was instrumental in turning the sport into a major force in both sport and business. Despite being only 1.70 meters tall, he had supernatural athletic ability (just under five-foot-seven).

As seen by the iconic black-and-white footage of the 17-year-old sensation sobbing after leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory in 1958, he played with passion as well.

He had vowed to bring the World Cup trophy home one day after witnessing his father sob eight years earlier as Brazil fell to Uruguay at home in the 1950 World Cup final.

The 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first to be aired in color, was when Pele attained the height of his brilliance. He played on what many consider to be the best squad in history, which included players like Rivellino, Tostao, and Jairzinho.

When he traveled abroad with Santos or the national team, he was frequently greeted like a king or queen. According to legend, the terrible Biafra conflict was put on hold for 48 hours in 1969 as a result of his entrance in Nigeria.

Pele turned down invitations to play in Europe, but near the end of his career, he signed for a quick, lucrative farewell tour with the Cosmos, returning his star power to the home of “soccer.”

He held positions as a movie star, musician, and then sports minister (1995–1998)—one of the country’s first black cabinet members. His influence stretched beyond the field of play.

However, he occasionally came under fire in Brazil for his silence on social issues and racism as well as for what some perceived as his arrogant, conceited character.

Pele was regarded as being close to people in authority, particularly Brazil’s military rule from 1964 to 1985, unlike his contender for the title of best player of all time, Argentine renegade Diego Maradona.

Recording Breaking Brazilian Football Legend Pele Is Dead

Final Match

Pele’s public appearances had become less regular, and he frequently sat in a wheelchair or walker.

He underwent multiple hospitalizations for urinary infections before being readmitted in 2021 and 2022 due to the colon cancer that signaled the beginning of his demise.

But he handled his health issues with his characteristic wit.

After having surgery to remove his colon tumor in September 2021, he wrote on Instagram, “I will confront this match with a grin on my face.”

When his longtime competitor and buddy Maradona passed away at age 60 from a heart attack in 2020, he was moved to tears.

He wrote, “The world has lost a legend.

“I hope we can play soccer together in the sky one day.”

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