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BREAKING: Brazilian Football Legend, Pele, Passes Away At The Age Of 82

Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer, has passed away at the age of 82, according to his agency.

Since 29 November, the former Santos FC player, generally recognized as one of the greatest footballers of all time, had been hospitalized at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo.

A medical assessment shortly before Christmas revealed that he required treatment for cardiac and renal problems.

His daughter, Kely Nascimento, paid tribute to her father on Instagram: “Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace”

Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, joined Santos at the age of 15 and the Brazilian national team a year later, breaking onto the international football scene as a 17-year-old in the 1958 World Cup.

During his international career, he won three World Cups – in 1958, 1962 and 1970 – the only player to achieve this.

Pele’s contribution to Brazil’s third title, in Mexico in 1970, has gone down in football folklore, since he was a major member of probably the sport’s greatest ever international squad.

From 1957 until 1977, he had a dazzling 20-year career in which he scored 757 goals in 831 appearances, however Santos claims his total was closer to 1,000.

He is survived by seven children including Edson Cholbi do Nascimento commonly known as Edinho, a Brazilian football coach and former player who played as a goalkeeper. He is the current manager of Londrina.

Our heart goes out to his family.

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