Updated 9:41 AM EST, Fri December 30, 2022
By Kyle Almond and Will Lanzoni, CNN
Pelé, the Brazilian soccer star who turned a world icon, has died on the age of 82.
Pelé, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is the one man in historical past to win three World Cups.
He was simply 17 years previous when he starred within the 1958 World Cup, scoring two objectives within the remaining over Sweden. He would go on so as to add titles in 1962 and 1970, thrilling followers together with his extraordinary dribbling abilities and his prolific goalscoring means.
For a lot of his profession, Pelé performed professionally for the Brazilian membership Santos. In the previous couple of years earlier than his retirement, he signed a multimillion-dollar deal to play within the North American Soccer League, the place he received a title with the New York Cosmos.
In 2000, FIFA named him Player of the Century together with Argentine nice Diego Maradona. Many nonetheless contemplate him the best participant of all time.
“I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint,” Pelé as soon as mentioned.