“He turned football into art and entertainment.” The world remembers the great Pelé

The world is celebrating the death of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento alias Pelé. Her grace, athleticism and dazzling moves captivate players and fans alike, she reports agent AP.

“Before Pelé, football was just a sport… Pelé changed everything. He turned football into art and entertainment. He gave voice to the poor and black people,” wrote, for example, current Brazilian soccer star Neymar on Instagram. .

France star forward Kylian Mbappé described Pelé as a “king of football” whose “legacy will never be forgotten”. Others from football’s elite also spoke up – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, who wished Pelé “rest in peace”, and Pelé’s former team-mates.

Famous football clubs are also remembered. “Rest in peace Pele. Thank you for the joy you have given to all football fans around the world,” he wrote on Twitter. club United.

Reactions also came from the ranks of world politicians. “Sad to the death of a man who made Brazil famous in the world through football. He made football an art and a joy,” said Brazil’s current president, Jair Bolsonaro.

“In a sport that unites the world like no other, Pelé’s rise from humble beginnings to becoming a footballing legend is a story of what could have been. Jill and I are thinking about this day with her family and everyone who loves her,” said US President Joe Biden.

“Games. Kings. Eternity,” French President Emmanuel Macron, for example, wrote on Twitter.

The front pages of today’s newspapers around the world also reported the death of the football legend. The Brazilian newspaper O Globo wrote about the “eternal Pele”. The former footballer has also made the headlines of the Spanish newspaper El País or the French sports magazine L’Équipe, which adapted its front page in Brazilian colors. The famous Brazilian made further appearances on the front pages of Britain’s The Mirror or the Argentinian newspaper Clarín.

It is also remembered in cities. For example, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is colored green and yellow thanks to a light show. Pelé is also remembered by fans, for example at football stadiums in England or Spain.

Condolences also came from the Czech Republic. For example, the Prague 1905 Bohemians football club commented on Pelé’s death on Twitter.

Likewise with the Czech Football Association.

Hollywood actors Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone and Kerry Washington also mention Pelé on social networks. Brazilian pop culture stars also publicly mourned.


Pelé’s funeral will take place on Monday, January 2 at the Estádio Urbano Caldeira in the city of Santos (where Pelé started his football career – watch ed.) in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. According to the assumptions, it should start at 10 am local time, informs the Brazilian mutation station CNN.

On the spot, Pelé’s body should be in a casket that will be placed in the middle of the field.

Pelé died at the age of eighty-two on Thursday, December 29, after a serious illness. President Bolsonaro then declared three days of national mourning.

Camilla Salazar

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