Leading football clubs and federations expressed their condolences for Pele’s death.
MOSCOW, December 30 – RIA Novosti. Leading football clubs and national federations expressed their condolences in connection with the death of Pelé, the three-time world champion for the Brazilian national team.
Pele died on Thursday, aged 83, after a long illness. In September 2021, he was diagnosed with a colon tumor. In 2022, he was hospitalized twice at Albert Einstein Hospital for activities related to the treatment of three malignant tumors (bowel, liver and lung) and a urinary tract infection. On November 30, 2022, Pele was hospitalized in an unplanned manner due to general body edema, heart failure, and confusion.
Condolences to the German Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, English Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spanish Real Madrid and Barcelona, Italian ” Milan and Inter, as well as England, Argentine football federations , Spain, Italy and France.
Pelé (full name – Edson Arantes do Nascimento) is the only football player in history to be a three-time world champion (1958, 1962, 1970). The Brazilian national team, who scored 77 goals in 92 matches, shares it with Neymar, the top scorer in its history. At club level, Pelé represented Brazilian Santos for 18 years, played three more years for the American New York Cosmos, ending his career in 1977. Pele is included in the Guinness Book of Records for the most goals in his professional career – according to some reports, the Brazilian scored 1281 goals.
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