Football legend, Pele dies at 82

The Brazilian football legend, Pele, and three-time World Cup winner, has died at the age of 82.

Confiance News gathered from the Witness report on Thursday.

The soccer icon passed away on Thursday evening.

Named athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, Pele is the only footballer in history to win three World Cups — 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Nicknamed “O Rei” (The King), he scored more than 1,000 goals in one of the most storied careers in sport, before retiring in 1977.

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