Saturday, February 4, 2023

Worldwide reaction to Pele’s death

Reactions poured in from around the world on the death of legendary former football player Pele. The Brazilian star died of cancer in his home country on Thursday at the age of 82

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“A simple goodbye to the eternal king Pele will never be enough to express the pain that afflicts the entire world of football at this moment. He was an inspiration to many millions, yesterday, today and forever A benchmark. The affection he always showed me was in every moment we shared, even from a distance. We will never forget him and his memory will live forever in the hearts of every football lover. Rest in Peace, King Pele”, Cristiano Ronaldo, Star Footballer of Portugal.

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“Your place is next to God. My eternal king. Rest in peace”, said Roberto Rivelino, Pele’s teammate in the Brazilian team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

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“Before Pele, 10 was just a number. I’ve read it somewhere else sometime in my life. But that sentence is incomplete. I would say that before Pele, football was just a game. Pele changed everything. He Turned football into art and entertainment. He gave a voice to the poor, blacks and most of all he gave visibility to Brazil. Football and Brazil rose in status thanks to the king! Now she is gone, but her magic will live on. Pele is eternal!”, Neymar, the current star of the Brazilian team.

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“I had a privilege that younger Brazilians did not: I saw Pelé play live, in[stadiums]of Pacambu and Morumbi. While not playing, I saw Pelé put on a show, because when he had the ball, So he always did something special, which often ended in a goal. I must admit that I was annoyed with Pele, because he always destroyed my Corinthians. But first of all, I admired him… something Brazilians have carried the name of our country as much as they have”, said Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President-elect of Brazil.

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“The King of Football has left us, but his legacy will never be forgotten. RIP, King”, Kylian Mbappé, the current star of the French team.

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“With the death of Pele, football has lost one of its greatest legends, if not the greatest. Like all legends, the king seemed immortal. He brought dreams to people and inspired generations and generations of lovers of our sport.” Who didn’t dream of being Pelé as a child?”, Didier Deschamps, France coach.

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“It would be very difficult to find another Pele. Pele had everything a player should have. Agile, he jumped like no other. He could kick with both feet, he was physically strong and brave. There was no one like Pele”, Cesar Luis Menotti, Argentina’s 1978 world champion coach and Pele’s teammate at Brazilian club Santos.

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“For a sport that unites the world like no other, Pele’s rise from humble beginnings to football legend is the story of what is possible. Jill and my condolences are with his family today and all those who loved him.” Used to do. Joe Biden, President of the United States.

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“Pele was one of the greatest sportspeople to ever play the beautiful game. And as one of the most recognized athletes in the world, he understood the power of sport to bring people together. We share our reflections with his family and Dedicated to all who loved and admired him”, Barack Obama, former US President.

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“Pele had a magnetic presence and when you were with him, the rest of the world stopped. His life is about more than football. It changed perception for the better in Brazil, South America and the world. His legacy is impossible to sum up in words.” Today we all mourn the loss of the physical presence of our beloved Pele, but he achieved immortality long ago and will therefore be with us for eternity,” Gianni Infantino, FIFA President.

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“Football today lost one of the greatest in history – and a unique friend. Born in Tres Corações, Pele had three hearts: football, his family and the people. One who played with the stars and stayed focused. In 1977 I moved to the United States I went because I really wanted to play on a team with Pele at the New York Cosmos. That moment with him was one of the greatest moments of my career. We became United States champions together right from the start and from that moment Pele gave me said Brother. It was an unimaginable honor for me”, Franz Beckenbauer, West German star.

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“Pele is undoubtedly a symbol of our nation, a source of pride for all of us. Beyond his achievements as a world sporting legend, Pele was an exemplary public official, faithful to his principles, values ​​and our country. His By leaving we all lost”, said former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, with whom Pelé served as Minister of Sports.

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“Farewell to the King, to the Master of the Beautiful Game”, Chelsea Club of England.

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“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Pele, Brazilian football legend and one of the greatest players of all time, who did so much for the beautiful game. Rest In Peace”, Manchester City Club of England.

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“Thank you for the joy you bring to football fans around the world”, Manchester United Club of England.

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“Pele was a truly magical footballer and an incredible human being. It was an honor to share the pitch with him and I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and the people of Brazil”, Mr Bobby Charlton, former England player .

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