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Pele will be mourned by whole country of Brazil for three days

Pele will be mourned by whole country of Brazil for three days

Pele will be mourned by whole country of Brazil for three days

Pele will be mourned by whole country of Brazil for three days

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  • Pele passed away on Thursday at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.
  • Brazil will observe three days of national mourning beginning on Friday.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo called him an “inspiration to millions”
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Pele, a three-time World Cup winner and generally considered the greatest player of all time, passed away at the age of 82, and Brazil will observe three days of national mourning beginning on Friday.

Sports figures, celebrities, and world leaders all paid their respects after the passing of “The King,” whose influence extended far beyond the sport of football.

Pele passed away on Thursday at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo following a lengthy fight with cancer.

“Our affection for you is limitless. In eternal rest, “Kely Nascimento, the daughter, shared the news on Instagram.

The whole football community, from his former teammates to today’s biggest names, came out to pay tribute to “O Rei,” who started his professional career when he was just a teenager and completely revolutionised the game.

Pele “turned football into an art,” as the Brazilian superstar Neymar put it. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal called him a “inspiration to millions,” and Kylian Mbappe of France said his legacy “will never be forgotten.”

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Lionel Messi, leader of the Argentina national team that won the World Cup, signed off simply: “Rest in peace.”

A three-day period of national mourning has been established by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who praised the man who “turned football into art and joy” in a tweet. President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who will take office on Sunday, said, “There had never been a number 10 like him.”

The only footballer to ever win three World Cups, Pele did so in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

Over the course of his 21-year career, he set a new record with 1,281 goals scored in 1,363 games.

His kidneys had been failing and he was being treated for colon cancer, for which he had surgery in September 2021 and chemotherapy afterward.

His former club has announced that a wake will be held on Monday, followed by a funeral on Tuesday, in Santos, the southern city where he played for the majority of his career.

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Fans flocked to the stadium where their team played to leave flowers, and the mayor declared seven days of mourning.

Fans held a banner reading “Eternal King Pele” in front of the Sao Paulo hospital where he passed away.

Lights were turned on at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and the historic Maracana stadium to honour Pele.

The Brazilian newspaper O Globo declared Pele to be the “immortal king of football,” and its front page was filled with articles praising the sports icon.

International heavyweights such as US Vice President Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama, Brazilian music icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, and International Olympic Committee director Thomas Bach also paid tribute to Pele, demonstrating the global reach of his impact.

As Obama put it, Ali was “one of the most famous athletes in the world,” so naturally he “knew the potential of sports to bring people together.”

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