Pele, the legendary Brazilian football player who rose from rags to become one of the greatest and best-known athletes in modern history, has rested at the age of 82.
Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, where Pele was undergoing treatment, said he died at 3:27pm (18:27 GMT) on Thursday “due to multiple organ failures resulting from the progression of colon cancer associated with his previous medical condition.”
Tributes poured in from around the world for the late football legend, including from Messi, Ronaldo, Barack Obama and Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento. She posted a photograph to her Instagram showing family members holding his hand as he rested in a hospital bed. Here is how the world mourned the passing of the Great of the Greatest of All Time.
What is Pele’s Real Name?
Pele, whose real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was remembered for his wide-ranging achievements, both on and off the football field.
The memorial post on Pele’s social media page highlighted the star’s international appeal, referencing an incident during the Nigerian civil war when opposing factions agreed to a ceasefire in order to enjoy a match Pele played in the country.
Pele Did it First!
This a video compilation of some of the best skills from the greatest players on earth. The video confirms that pele did every skill and trick in football before all the other players. He invented football!! RIP GGOAT