Brazilian ‘king of soccer,’ Pelé dies at 82

The Brazilian soccer legend and global icon Pelé died at the age of 82 on 30th Dec 2022

In late November Pelé was admitted to São Paulo hospital for a respiratory infection and for colon cancer.

The Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement that he died of multiple organ failure. 

Pelé was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações 

Pelé helped Brazil to win 3 World Cup titles in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

The President of Brazil proclaimed him an official national treasure when he was just 20

Pelé's international career included 77 goals in 92 matches