Iconic Brazil football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele has passed on at 82.


The former striker, who is the only player in history to win three World Cups, died at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo following a battle with cancer.


Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups with Brazil.


He had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021, was admitted to the Hospital in Sao Paulo on November 29.


Pele, who is Brazil’s joint all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches, became an icon of the game after winning the World Cup in 1958 as a 17-year-old, netting twice in the final to defeat hosts Sweden.



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