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Celebrating a Legend, Pele

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, has joined his ancestors. Playing for his team Santos at age 15, and for Brazil at 16, Pele (born 1940) became a world football icon at age 18 when he emerged at the 1958 World Cup as the first black sporting star. He scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which includes friendlies, and is recognised as a Guinness World Record. FIFA named him ‘the greatest’ footballer of all time. He was the face of global football.
Until he retired in 1977, and after, Pele was the footballer every player wanted to be. FIFA honored him ‘the greatest’ footballer of all time and he earned several world accolades. Brazil made him Minister of Sports 1995-98. In 2021 he began battling with colon cancer until he passed away today. The soccer world, the black world has added a candidate to the Garden of Heroes & Heroines in the Pan African Heritage World Museum coming up soon in Ghana. A role model par excellence 🎈

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