Football legend Pele has passed away at the age of 82

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Football legend Pele has passed away at the age of 82.

Brazilian legend Pelé has passed away at 82, one of the greatest of all time who changed the game. Pele helped his country win three World Cups, with many regarding the 1970 squad as the greatest soccer team of all time.

‘O Rei’ was born in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, on October 23, 1940.

The three-time World Cup winner had been struggling with health issues for some time and was taken to hospital in early December.

“He is quite fragile in relation to his mobility,” his son Edinho told Globoesporte in early February.

“He had a hip transplant and did not have a proper, ideal rehabilitation. So, he has this mobility problem, which ends up leading to a certain depression.”

Pele will always be remembered for the great moments over his career, his goals and of course, titles.

On November 19, 1969, he scored his 1,000th goal for Santos against Vasco da Gama.