Pele, the Brazilian king of soccer with a record win of three world cups under his name, passed away at the age of 82. He is considered a legend in the sporting world and is celebrated as one of the most commanding sportspersons of the previous century.
Reports state that the bearer of the title for playing a beautiful game had been battling colon cancer ever since his diagnosis in the year 2021. He was admitted to the hospital where he spent the last month receiving treatment for his multiple illnesses.
A renowned personality in the world of soccer, Pele had garnered quite the fan base due to his ability of scoring magnificently during his time. He was a member of the Brazilian soccer club Santos and one of the key players of the national team of Brazil.
He truly did play a beautiful game on the field with fluid moves and a grace that enchanted his fans for two decades. He represented his country on field and made Brazil proud through his performance which revolutionised the sport, marking him as a soccer legend.
His inspiring journey began from the streets of Sao Paulo where he practised with an old sock stuffed with rags. Due to his determination and unwavering spirit to be the best, he achieved brilliance in the game and pride for his country.
When conversing about the greatest soccer players of all time, only celebrated personalities like the late Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi who led Argentina towards victory in the recently held FIFA World Cup and the legend Christiano Ronaldo were mentioned alongside Pele.
His life is an example to live by, showcasing the fact that sheer determination and pure intent can take on places. He passed away at the age of 82, after a fulfilling life that impacted the lives of many serving as an inspiration. His death was confirmed by his agent Joe Fraga on the 29th of December 2022.