Pele passes away LIVE: The world reacts to the death of the three-time World Cup winner at the age of 82 following his battle with colon cancer
Sportsmail brings you the latest reaction following the death of three-time World Cup winner Pele at the age of 82.
Pele is Brazil’s biggest football icon and the nation’s football federation have posted a picture of the great man on their Twitter following his passing.
REI PELÉ 👑👑👑 pic.twitter.com/epP8zZHRYr
Tributes from some of football’s biggest names and clubs have been coming in from all over the world…
The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten.
RIP KING 💔👑… pic.twitter.com/F55PrcM2Ud
A legend, icon and true great of the game who will forever be remembered. Rest in peace, Pele. pic.twitter.com/I4UwAHmWkh
I have so many memories of Pele, without doubt the best footballer I ever played against (with Bobby Moore being the best footballer I ever played alongside). For me Pele remains the greatest of all time and I was proud to be on the the pitch with him. RIP Pele and thank you. pic.twitter.com/oCpQlw7EIK
We are truly saddened to hear the news of Pele’s passing.
As a club, we had the privilege of hosting Pele in 1981, at Highbury. A memory we will always cherish.
Our thoughts, along with entire football community are with Pele's loved ones today. pic.twitter.com/PZgWmXvSRh
Rest easy king 👑 pic.twitter.com/V1Qa1FsZYh
Pele made his debut for Brazil at 16. It was pretty clear straight away that he was special.
The following year he won the World Cup for the first time in 1958, and he went on to win the World Cup twice more in his career.
He remained one of the most popular figures football has ever seen long after his playing days ended, and Sportsmail’s Jeff Powell has paid a fitting tribute to Pele following his death.
Thank you for joining us as we bring you the sad news that the legendary footballer Pele has passed away at the age of 82 following his battle with colon cancer.
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