Pelé dies aged 82: tributes paid to a football great – updates and reaction | Pelé

Pelé has died

One of the greatest footballers to ever play the game – perhaps the greatest – has died.

Here is our news report:

And here is Richard Williams’s long read on the great man.

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Barack Obama is the latest to pay tribute.

Pelé was one of the greatest to ever play the beautiful game. And as one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, he understood the power of sports to bring people together. Our thoughts are with his family and everyone who loved and admired him.


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