Football Legend Pele Dies at 82!! Pele is known as the King of Football !

The 82-year-old Pele passed away at a hospital in São Paulo, surrounded by loved ones, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Pelé was first diagnosed with cancer in 2021 and underwent treatment for several months. In the final months of his life, his condition worsened, and he remained in a hospital bed.

Despite his illness, Pelé remained active on social media and even posted a final Instagram message where he congratulated Argentina and Lionel Messi on their victory in the 2022 World Cup.

Pelé, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was a Brazilian soccer player widely considered one of the greatest of all time.

Pele began his professional career at the age of 16 and quickly became known for his exceptional skill and sportsmanship on the field.

In 1958, Pelé helped lead Brazil to its first ever World Cup victory, scoring two goals in the final match against Sweden.

Pele then went on to win two more World Cup titles, in 1962 and 1970, making him the only player in history to win three World Cup championships.

During his professional career, Pelé scored a total of 1,281 goals in 1,363 games, making him the highest-scoring professional soccer player in history.

Pele also won numerous individual awards, including three FIFA World Cup Golden Balls and two Ballon d'Or awards.

In addition to his success on the field, Pelé was also known for his philanthropy and humanitarian efforts.

Pele used his celebrity status to raise awareness and funds for various charitable causes, including the fight against poverty and disease.

In addition to his successful soccer career, Pele was married three times and had five children. His first marriage was to Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi in 1966, and the couple had two children together before divorcing in 1982.

Pelé's second marriage was to Assíria Lemos Seixas, with whom he had another child before the couple divorced in 1986. His third and final marriage was to Marcia Cibele Aoki, with whom he had two children.

Pelé's legacy in the world of soccer is undeniable. His skill, sportsmanship, and philanthropy have made him a beloved figure not only in Brazil but around the world. His contributions to the sport will never be forgotten.

Next slides show how social media reacted to the death of Pele, The Legend!

Rest in peace legend 😢🙏 my parents met him once a very long time ago on their honeymoon in Bariloche. This is yet another sad goodbye....

Younger football fans will never understand what a great and Legendary football player he was. You can say he was the combination of Messi+Ronaldo in his Era. No player can fill up his space in football. RIP 🐐

Oh no. Very sorry to hear. I watched the movie Pelé: Birth of a Legend a few weeks ago. Great movie.

Black pearl went to heaven for a match with the white pearl (maradona)

Forget Messi, and Ronaldo… this man right right here is and will always be The GOAT!

Pele was not one of the greatest footballers, he was the best footballer. Those who follow and know the history of football know all of its legacy.

He is widely known as the King of Football. The best player to have graced the football pitches has left this world. RIP, the one and only King of Football ♾️👑⚽️💚💛🏆🏆🏆

He was and will be the greatest footballer of all time. Any player can only dream of reaching and sustaining his class. But nobody can surpass it. A man much ahead of his era . RIP Black Pearl.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

For those that don’t know and follow futbol/soccer this is like Muhammad Ali passing away, maybe bigger. Pele is respected as the real undisputed GOAT with 3 World Cup’s. I’m not sure if there is a bigger superstar that transcends generations the way Pele did/does. A legend that will be missed 🙏🏾