By Kyle Almond and Will Lanzoni, CNN
Pelé, the Brazilian soccer star who grew to become a world icon, he handed away on the age of 82.
Pelé, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is the one man in historical past to have gained three World Cups.
He was simply 17 years previous when he starred within the 1958 World Cup, scoring two objectives within the remaining in opposition to Sweden. He would proceed so as to add titles in 1962 and 1970, thrilling the followers together with his extraordinary dribbling abilities and his prolific scoring skill.
For a lot of his profession, Pelé performed professionally for Brazilian membership Santos. Within the remaining years earlier than his retirement, he signed a multi-million contract to play within the North American Soccer League, the place he gained a title with the New York Cosmos.
In 2000, FIFA named him Participant of the Century together with Argentine nice Diego Maradona. Many nonetheless contemplate him the best participant of all time.
“I used to be born to play soccer, similar to Beethoven was born to jot down music and Michelangelo to color,” mentioned Pelé.