The world of football and the entire planet lost a legend on Thursday with the news that Pele died of cancer at the age of 82. He is widely regarded as the greatest footballer who ever lived. Pele is the only man to have won the World Cup three times he in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
But the legendary footballer was more than a sports icon. He has done many things for many people throughout his life. Clearly, the public was touched by the news of his death.
many people simply reacted video post of his heroism on the pitch and special images.
hey absolutely destroyed people pic.twitter.com/8hBw5Zl7nl
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) December 29, 2022
— Hanif Abdullaqib (@NifMuhammad) December 29, 2022
Others shared personal anecdotes and experiences they shared with him.
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I met Pele completely by chance when I was nine years old. He stopped and had a two-minute conversation with a kid he had never met (who historically had little understanding of who he was at that point) about the game he loved.
Elegance and greatness all at once. https://t.co/F0IXzxbOT0
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) December 29, 2022
This news will not come as a shock to many of us. Recent reports had his life in danger in the hospital, but we are still overwhelmed and overwhelmed with emotion. Pele inspired so many people and did a lot for the sport. He launched his Pelegacy campaign two years ago to mark his 80th birthday, auctioning off items to support his favorite charity, UNICEF. .
His impact on the game is unparalleled. He wasn’t all about winning. In 1975, Pele moved to New York where he joined the North American Soccer League as a member of Cosmos. While there, he helped American soccer flourish.
The difference did not go unnoticed.
American soccer has its ups and downs, and that moment was when Pele joined the New York Cosmos in the NASL.
— Bob Williams (@WilliamsBob75) December 29, 2022
RIP. Still the greatest soccer player of all time. Pele was very important to the development of the game around the world, but especially in the U.S. If Pele hadn’t come to his NASL, he might not be MLS today. https://t.co/9AG3Yb421Y
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) December 29, 2022
Pele has called it one of the great thrills of his life to let a record number of more than 77,000 soccer fans into the US building, Giants Stadium. He’s still thrilled to be one of his fans at the age of 12. RIP to the GOAT of the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/7PDOLKlgIn
— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) December 29, 2022
Pelé is not only a sports icon, he is also a legend. He will be missed in every corner of the world and ClutchPoints would like to extend our condolences to his family and share their grief.