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Soccer Legend Pelé Has died at 82

The undisputed and most prolific king of football, Pelé has died at the age of 82. The Brazilian scorer won a record three World Cups and became one of the most prominent sporting personalities died on Thursday.

Pelé battled colon cancer since 2021 and had been hospitalised for weeks now, with multiple health conditions. The soccer star spent nearly twenty years in soccer moves that left both fans and opponents in wonder.Soccer Legend Pelé Has died at 82 (spadetv.africa)

He promoted Brazil’s soccer status became a global ambassador in a journey that began on the streets. His signature No. 10 shirt remains alive in the hearts of soccer enthusiasts across the world.

In 1967, factions of Nigeria’s civil war agreed to a brief truce so he could play an exhibition match in the country.   Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Minas Gerais state, Pelé grew up shining shoes to buy his modest football kits.

The name Pelé came from him distorting the name of a player called Bilé.

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