TOP SOCCER PLAYER HAS DIED AT AGE 82

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Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) (Brazilian/Portuguese)
(23 October 1940 – 29 December 2022)

He was a Brazilian professional footballer (soccer) who played
as a
forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time
and labelled "the greatest" by
FIFA, he was among the most
successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century.

In 1999, he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100
most important people of the 20th century
. In 2000, Pelé was
voted
World Player of the Century
by the International Federation
of Football
History & Statistics (IFFHS) and was one of the two
joint winners of the
FIFA Player of the Century
. His 1,279 goals in
1,363 games, which
includes friendlies, is recognized as a
Guinness World Record. He died in a Brazilian hospital from
multiple organ failure, a complication of colon cancer.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

 

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