SO SAD! The Football World Pay Tributes To Pele
Following the announcement last Thursday, the footballing community around the world is mourning the loss of Pele, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
After numerous medical interventions, the great Brazilian athlete, who had battled kidney and prostate problems for years, passed away at age 82.
Undoubtedly the greatest player of all time is the man who will go to his grave as the only player to have won three World Cup trophies and the only player to have scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games.
On social media, numerous international football federations, former players, current players, and supporters among other participants in the game have all paid tribute to Pelé.
Here are a few football fans’ responses.
The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten.
RIP KING 💔👑… pic.twitter.com/F55PrcM2Ud
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) December 29, 2022
Everything you see any player doing, Pelé did it first. RIP ⚽️🤴🏿 pic.twitter.com/SeW0z1hQTm
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) December 29, 2022
In 1969, Pele led a Santos team that played a friendly against Hearts of Oak in Ghana.
The game ended 2-2.
Always in our hearts ❤️❤️#3Sports pic.twitter.com/OpqIV7TxSI
— #3Sports (@3SportsGh) December 30, 2022
Thanks for everything. 🤍🕊️ #Pele pic.twitter.com/EItF8tGNWN
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 29, 2022
“One day, I hope we can play football together in the sky” – Pele’s message after Diego Maradona died in 2020.
Enjoy your game, legends 🙏 pic.twitter.com/t0l88bpILD
— GOAL (@goal) December 29, 2022
Pelé was one of the greatest to ever play the beautiful game. And as one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, he understood the power of sports to bring people together. Our thoughts are with his family and everyone who loved and admired him. pic.twitter.com/urGRDePaPv
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2022
Meus pêsames a toda família.
Descanse em paz eterno Rei 👑 pic.twitter.com/dJFKIVKLDt
— Ronaldinho (@10Ronaldinho) December 29, 2022
Pelé, the only man to win the #FIFAWorldCup three times.
A legend of our game.
Rest in peace, the Eternal King. pic.twitter.com/1MS3DPxPDF
— FIFA (@FIFAcom) December 29, 2022
Tonight, we join fans the world over in mourning Pelé, one of football's all-time greatest players.
He was the first global superstar of the game and played a pioneering role in football's rise to become the world's most popular sport.
Rest in peace, Pelé.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 29, 2022
We are saddened by the demise of Brazilian and World Football legend Pele. Our condolences to the Brazilian Football Federation, all Brazilians and to all football-loving fans across the World.
May Pele forever rest in his glory! pic.twitter.com/RMYU2A5M8B
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) December 30, 2022
A sad day for football around the world.
Brazilian legend and three times World Cup winner Pele has passed away at the age of 82.
Rest in peace Edson Arantes do Nascimento pic.twitter.com/ozE9qAJ7H7
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) December 29, 2022
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