The world mourns Pele’s death.
The three-time World Cup champion, who shared the title with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, died Thursday after being treated for colon cancer since September 2021.
Following Pele’s passing, social media was flooded with tributes from other players, commentators and world leaders.
Another football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, shared a tribute to his longtime friend and mentor on Instagram.
“My deepest condolences to all of Brazil and especially to the family of Edson Arantes do Nascimento,” he wrote, along with a photo of the two shaking hands, translated from Portuguese.
Ronaldo said: “A mere ‘goodbye’ to the eternal King Pele is not enough to express the pain that the entire football world is currently in. He has inspired millions of people yesterday and today. , and forever referencing.Even from afar, it showed that every moment we shared was reciprocated. He will never be forgotten and his memory will be with us football lovers Rest in peace, King Pele.
Brazil’s most famous current player, Neymar Jr., shared a poignant tribute to his boyhood hero on Instagram.
“Before Pele, 10 was just a number,” Neymar wrote in Portuguese. But it’s imperfect. Before Pele’s football was just a sport, Pele changed it all.”
Alongside the legendary three photos, including one of Pelé wearing the crown, Neymar continued: Thanks to the King! He’s gone, but his magic remains. Pele is forever!!”
President Joe Biden on Twitter Also about the death of a football legend.
“For a sport like no other that brings the world together, Pele’s rise from humble beginnings to football legend is a story of what is possible,” he wrote on Twitter. And my thoughts are with his family and all who loved him.”
French player Kylian Mbappé honored the superstar by posting a photo with Pelé on Twitter. ” football king gone We will never forget his legacy. RIP KING,” he wrote.
england premier league team arsenal Post to Twittersending love to Pele’s loved ones.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of Pelé’s passing. As a club, we had the opportunity to welcome him back to Highbury in 1981. We will always cherish this memory. Our thoughts are with the entire football community. , with Pele’s loved ones today,” the official account wrote, along with a photo of the football icon.
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Lifelong soccer fan Jon Stewart also shared his Praising superstars on Twitter.
“The Cosmos had Beckenbauer, Chinaglia, Hunt, Eskanderian, Morais…but Pele was a show. I got the chance to see him in person…Thanks King of Thrills. RIP,” Stewart said. muttered.
Pele was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on October 23, 1940, in the small town of Tres Colakoes. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to ever grace the sport.
Pele is survived by six of his seven children and his wife, businessman Marcia Sibele Aoki.
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“Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pele, who passed away peacefully today,” a message on his Instagram page read Thursday. Captivating, stopping wars, doing social work around the world, and spreading what he believed most to be the cure for all our problems: love.
“His message today will be a legacy for future generations,” he continued. “Love, love, love, forever.”