Football Legend Pele Dies
Joe Fraga, agent to Brazilian born world football Legend, Pele has confirmed the death of the soccer icon.
Pele’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, also confirmed the death with a message on Instagram: “Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”
Pele who have been hospitalized in Brazil in recent months for multiple ailments after undergoing treatment for colon cancer died at the age of 82.
It would be recalled that few days ago we reported that the Football legend, Pele had said goodbye to families, friends and fans.
We also reported that a gold coffin was seen at a stadium in Santos, the home town of the World football champion.
Pele, is considered the world greatest football player of all time who is credited for scoring 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances.
Pele is one of the most recognized figures in sports in the 20th century.
He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
Pele spent nearly three decades on the pitch, playing for the Brazilian club Santos and the Brazilian national team.
Pele led Brazil to win three World Cup championships in 1958, 1962, and 1970.
It was observed that his fame also helped elevate soccer in the U.S. when he joined the North American Soccer League in 1975.
Pele’s popularity continued for decades after leaving soccer, including being knighted by the late-Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 and meeting world leaders, including former South African President Nelson Mandela to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.