RIP: Pele

RIP: Pele
29 Dec
Not in Hall of Fame

Today, we lost the GOAT.

The man known universally by only one name, Pele, passed away at the age of 82 from colon cancer. 

Pele led his home nation of Brazil to the game’s highest pinnacle, the World Cup, to three victories (1958, 1962 & 1970), doing so with class, flair and unequalled skill, and would become a global ambassador.  He was known in every country, a hero to millions and an icon of sport.  Pele scored 95 Goals for his country, and 618 for his Brazilian club team, Santos, where he played from 1956 to 1974.  He would later lend his talent to the New York Cosmos of the NASL until 1977, when he played his final game in front of 77,000; a match between New York and Santos.  Fittingly, he played one half for each team.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the fans, friends and family of Pele.

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