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Pelé dead at 82 after stellar football career for Brazil
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Pelé made his debut for the São Paulo-based Santos in 1956 at the age of 15. Pelé, the man celebrated as the greatest player in the history of the sport, who has died at the age of 82 Pelé’s official Instagram account, which carried the message: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé,
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Pelé, the greatest football player in history, has died at the age of 82 due to multiple organ failure from colon cancer. He burst onto the global stage at 17 as a member of the Brazilian team that won the 1958 World Cup, the first of three he would go on to lift. His style of dribbling and prolific goalscoring dazzled spectators, earning the adoration of a nation famous for its obsession with football. He made his debut for Santos in 1956 at the age of 15 and his trio of World Cup wins with Brazil is a record that remains unequalled. His daughter, Kely Nascimento, posted on Instagram: “all we are is thanks to you. we love you infinitely. Rest in peace.” Pelé will be remembered as the King of Football.

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  • Pelé made his debut for the São Paulo-based Santos in 1956 at the age of 15.
  • Pelé, the man celebrated as the greatest player in the history of the sport, who has died at the age of 82
  • Pelé’s official Instagram account, which carried the message: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who peacefully passed away today.”
  • Doctors said the cause of death was “multiple organ failure, a result of the progression of colon cancer associated with his previous clinical condition”.
  • Pelé burst on to the global stage at 17 as a member of the Brazilian team that won the 1958 World Cup, the first of three he would go on to lift.

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