Legend Footballer Pele dies at age of 82
after long battle with colon cancer
Pele was named after American inventor
Thomas Edison with the name Edson
Arantes do Nascimiento.
He was born on 23 October 1940 in Tres
Coracoes of southern Brazil.
Pele retired from football in 1977.
With 1281 goals on his name, Pele is the
only player ever in the world who won the
football world cup three times in 1958,1962
Pele rose from poverty and became one
of the best known football player in the
well known English football writer Geoffrey
Green once wrote:
“Di Stefano was manufactured on earth,
Pele was made in heaven.”
He was married three times including the
most recent marriage with entrepreneur
and business woman Marcia Aoki in 2016