The former football player was admitted to the hospital and receiving treatment, but his life could not be saved. Pele, who won three World Cups with the Brazilian national team, died at the age of eighty-two.
Many are expressing their sorrows all over the world. The American president, Joe Biden, put his words about the legendary football player, Pele, this way:
“Before there was Messi, Ronaldo, Beckham, there was Pelé. In 1958, he won his first World Cup for Brazil at seventeen – the youngest winner ever. He went on to win another two World Cups in 1962 and 1970, making him the only player in the world today with three World Cup trophies. For a sport that brings the world together like no other, Pelé’s rise from humble beginnings to soccer legend is a story of what is possible. Today, Jill’s and my thoughts are with his family and all those who loved him.“