Pele dies at age 82

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Football legend Pele aged 82 has passed away

The 3-time world cup winner Pelé has passed away today 29th December, 2022 at Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pelé was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on 23rd October, 1940 in Três Corações, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil as the greatest Brazilian footballer on earth.

His football career commenced at a younger age. Pele made his first appearance at the World Cup in 1958 when he was only 17 years old.

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At that time, he was the only youngest player in the Brazilian National Football team that represented their nation at the world cup tournament.

Before the demise of Pele at age 82, he scored 95 goals from the 114 matches he played for Brazil.

In official matches, Pele scored 77 goals which have been counted in the 95 goals he scored.

Pele was loved right from the start of his career. He is the role model of Messi and Ronaldo, among others who always aspire to be like the World Soccer Pioneer.

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Some accolades of Pelé

  1. 700 club appearances
  2. 655 club goals
  3. 92 international appearances for Brazil.
  4. 77 international goals
  5. 3x World Cup winner 

He dominated the Brazilian League at a time where it was the toughest league in the world.

Pelé scored 655 League goals in 700 games dominantly for Santos. For his national team, he scored 77 goals in 92 games.

He won 3 World Cups, he was the 11 times Top scorer in the Brazilian League which was the most difficult game. Also, he won numerous Top scorer awards in South America. He was a 7 times Winner Of FF Ballon D-or.

There are videos of Pelé doing everything current players are doing now. He did it first. Pelé was the first Greatest Of All Time and will remain as the King of the Greatest Of All Time.

Rest in Peace to the Football Legend and God, Pelé. His legacy will be continued by millions of generations to come.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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