Tragedy, as Iconic Sporting Genius Pele Dies

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The world of football has been left in mourning this week following the devastating news that iconic sporting genius, Pele, has died at the age of 82. Arguably one of the greatest athletes to ever grace a pitch, Pele was an international symbol of athletics and determination. The Brazilian legend inspired generations of players through his remarkable career, which spanned from his debut in 1957 to 1977 when he retired from professional football.

Legendary soccer icon Pele died at the age of eighty-two on Wednesday afternoon. Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history. He won three World Cup titles with Brazil and scored a total of 1,279 goals throughout his career of 1363 games, including friendlies.

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Pele was the first player to ever score 1,000 goals and was known for revolutionizing the game with his unique ability to dribble past opponents. He was also an inspirational athlete off-field by advocating for social causes such as poverty and racism. His death has sent shockwaves through the sports world as hundreds from around the globe have paid tribute online to honor his legacy.

Pele’s passing has been mourned by both former players and fans alike who will forever remember him for his brilliance on and off-field.

Pele has left behind at least seven kids, including Edinho, Kelly Cristina, Joshua, Celeste, and the late daughter, Sandra Regina Machado.

Indeed, the world has lost an iconic sporting genius who will forever be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. Pele’s achievements and impact on the sport of soccer is unparalleled and his legacy will live on for generations to come. He was a true gentleman, sportsman, and a great example to millions of people around the world. His death is a tragic loss, but his memory will endure in hearts across the planet.

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