"Pelé, Brazil's Legendary Soccer Icon and Three-Time World Cup Champion, Dies at Age 80"

Written by Robert Dexter December 30, 2022

Reported, the soccer star Edson Arantes do Nascimento — known around the world as Pelé — has died at 82

Pelé, the legendary soccer icon, was admitted to a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil in late November due to a respiratory infection and complications related to colon cancer

 Pelé's daughter, Kely Nascimento, announced his death on Instagram by posting a picture of the hands of Pelé's family members holding his hand

Pelé was a globally renowned soccer player who is widely regarded as the best player of all time

He was known for his powerful and creative style of play, which helped him to achieve great success on the soccer field. Pelé's career spanned several decades

 Pelé famously stated, "I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint"

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