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 and 1970.

Pele rose from poverty and became one of the best known football player in the modern world.

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