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Football world in mourning after devastating death of Pele at 82

The football community mourns the passing of famous Brazilian superstar Pele, widely recognised as one of the greatest players ever. Thursday, his daughter Kely Nascimento confirmed the terrible news. Pele was 82.

“We are what we are because of you.” “Nascimento authored an Instagram post. “We love you endlessly. Rest in peace.” Joe Fraga, Pele’s agent, confirmed his passing by stating, “The king has passed away.”

Nascimento had previously uploaded emotional photographs of herself lying next her hospitalised father. She uploaded a snapshot of a group of hands in a circle on Thursday, presumably Pele and his family.

Pele, whose real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2021 and had been undergoing treatment for the disease ever since. Pele was known as the “standard-bearer” of “the beautiful game.” Because of the malignancy, he suffered from multiple organ failure, which led to his death, according to the medical centre where he had been hospitalised for the previous month.

Since his hip operation in 2012, which was ultimately unsuccessful, he also had trouble walking without assistance. In February of 2020, only a few months prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, Pele’s son Edinho stated that his father’s depressive state had been brought on by his failing physical health.

One of the greatest players of all time, Pelé spent nearly two decades mesmerising spectators and rivals alike while playing for Brazilian club Santos and the Brazilian national team, where he amassed the most goals in league history. His elegance and agility personified his nation’s charm on the field as they revolutionised the sport.

Only the late Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo are in the same conversation as him for the title of greatest player in history. He is the only individual to have won the World Cup three times (in 1958, 1962, and 1970). He participated in 114 games with Brazil and scored a record 95 goals, 77 of which came in competitive games.

With Santos, Pele won six league championships, including five straight from 1961 to 1968, as well as two Copa Libertadores. In 1974, he announced his retirement from Santos, but a year later he made a stunning comeback by agreeing to a lucrative contract to play for the North American Soccer League’s New York Cosmos. He scored 1283 goals during a distinguished 21-year career.

The International Olympic Committee dubbed him “Athlete of the Century,” FIFA named him “Co-Football Player of the Century,” and the Brazilian government referred to him as a “national treasure.” After the tournament in Qatar in 2022, he will still be tied with Neymar for the most goals scored in Brazil history with 77.