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Soccer legend Pelé dies at 82

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Brazilian Pelé, the world's first soccer star, has died at the age of 82, one of his daughters, Kely Nascimento, announced on Thursday.

“We love you to infinity, rest in peace” she wrote on Instagram, from the Albert-Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo where he was admitted a month ago. 

More details to come.

Pelé in brief

Name: Arantes do Nascimento

First name: Edson

Nickname: Pelé

Date of birth: October 23, 1940 (82 years old)

Place of birth: Tres Coraçoes (Brazil)

Height: 1.72 m

Sport/position: soccer/playmaker

Successive clubs: Santos (BRA/1956-1974), New York Cosmos (USA/1975-1977)

Caps: 92 (77 goals)

1st cap: 07/07/1957, Brazil-Argentina (1-2)

Last selection: 18/07/1971, Brazil-Yugoslavia (2-2)

Honours in selection

  • Three World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970)
  • Vice-champion of the Copa America (1959)

Club records< /strong>

  • Two Intercontinental Cups (1962, 1963)
  • Two Copa Libertadores (1962, 1963)
  • Ten Sao Paulo Championships (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973)
  • Eleven times top scorer in the Sao Paulo Championship: 1957 ( 17 goals), 1958 (58), 1959 (46), 1960 (32), 1961 (47), 1962 (37), 1963 (22), 1964 (34), 1965 (49), 1969 (26), 1973 (11)
  • Five Brazilian Cups (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)
  • One ​​United States Championship (1977 )

Records: 

  • Only player triple world champion
  • < li dir="auto">Youngest world champion and youngest scorer in a World Cup final (17 years old in 1958) 

  • 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches, world record including friendlies and approved by FIFA
  • Top scorer in the history of the Brazil team (77 goals) (!!!!! TO VERIF Neymar at 75 goals as of 3/12/2022)  
  • 58 goals in the Sao Paulo State Championship for the 1958 season 
  • Scorer of 6 quintuplets, 30 quadruplets and 92 hat-tricks in his career.
  • 1,000th goal scored on 19/11/1969 at the Maracana (Santos – Vasco de Gama). In the 78th minute, penalty, goal from Pelé. The match is interrupted, Pelé takes a lap of honor and returns to the lawn with a jersey stamped with the number 1000.

Distinctions:

  • Elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee (1999)
  • Elected Footballer of the Century by FIFA (2000)
  • Honorary Golden Ball ( submitted in January 2014)