Brazilian football legend Pele dies at age 82

Pelé, the Brazilian soccer legend who won three World Cups and became the sport’s first global icon, died at 82.

  Pele has two world records, the Most Career Goals, and the Most World Cup Winners’ Medals. He is still the youngest player to score in a World Cup final.

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Pele Scored Over 100 Hat Tricks

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He is a Guinness World Record Holder

Pele is a Brazilian National Treasure After Pelé led Brazil’s national team to their first World Cup win in 1958, European clubs such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, and Manchester United began courting the rising star.

Queen Elizabeth II knighted Pele. Pele was given an honorary knighthood in 1997. He strictly cannot use the title ‘Sir’ until he becomes a British citizen. As a Brazilian citizen, he was not eligible to receive an actual knighthood.

Pelé in a wheelchair in 2018 at the unveiling of his statue in Rio de Janeiro

There is a Pele Day

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