Pelé, Brazilian football legend, dies at 82

Pelé, Brazilian football legend, dies at 82

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Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, commonly known as Pelé, was a Brazilian professional soccer player who is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.

He played for Brazil’s national team and several professional clubs throughout his career, and he is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil, and only player to have won the FIFA World Cup three times.

Pelé began his professional career at the age of 16 with Santos FC and went on to play for the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League. He is also known for his humanitarian work and was named a United Nations ambassador for ecology and the environment.

Pelé is known for his exceptional skill, speed, and creativity on the field, and he played a key role in Brazil’s three World Cup victories.

He also had a successful career as a coach and a team owner.

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