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Soccer icon Pelé has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Soccer legend Pelé has passed away. He was 82.

An official cause of degas not been determined yet. However, he had been battling cancer in the past year.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

He was recently in dire condition in the hospital. Pelé had been in the hospital the past two months.

“Single,” Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said in an Instagram post. “Great. Technician. Creative. Perfect. Unequaled. Where Pelé arrived, he stayed. Never having left the top, he leaves us today. The king of football – one. The greatest of all time. The world in mourning. The sadness of parting mixed with the immense pride of written history. What a privilege to come after you, my friend. Your talent is a school every player should go through.

“His legacy transcends generations. And that’s how you’ll live on. Today and always, we will celebrate you. Thank you, Pelé. Rest in peace.”

The legendary player was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He reportedly passed away in Sal Paulo, Brazil.

He is one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Pelé was named the Athlete of the Century in 1999 by the International Olympic Committee.

He began his professional soccer career with Santos, where he played from 1956 through 1974. Next, he came to the United States where he played from 1975 through 1977.

“Rest in peace Pelé,” Soccer star Harry Maguire said in an Instagram post. “One of the greatest ever. What a role model on and off the pitch. Winner of 3 World Cups, unbelievable.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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