Tributes from Neymar, Mbappé and around the world after the death of legend Pelé

Brazilian footballer Pelé celebrating his third world championship title with Brazil on June 21, 1970 in Mexico.

The Seleçao beat Italy 4-1 in the final that day.


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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, died Thursday, December 29, at the age of 82.

After the announcement of this disappearance, many tributes were paid to the "King", triple world champion in the jersey of Brazil.

His legacy will never be forgotten

 ", particularly welcomed the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé.


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Football is in mourning with

the death of Pelé

, which occurred in Sao Paulo on December 29.

Legendary Brazilian striker, three-time world champion with the famous Seleçao (1958, 1962, 1970), the striker marked the history of his sport.

Today, with his death at the age of 82, the whole football world is crying and praying.

Tributes pour in from everywhere.

The family of the “King” spoke first.

It was she who announced to the world the death of the champion.


All we are is because of you.

We love you endlessly.

Rest in peace

 ,” Kely Nascimento wrote on Instagram.

Kylian Mbappé

, the striker of the France team, reacted quickly on social networks.

The PSG player, who had met Pelé several times and received his warm congratulations when he won the 2018 World Cup, wrote in English: “ 

The king of football has left us, but his legacy will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace, King.


He made football an art

 ", salutes Neymar

Neymar, one of the genius's successors in the Brazil jersey, could not remain silent.

On Instagram, the striker posted a photo of Pelé wearing a crown, along with these words: “ 

Before Pelé, football was just a sport.

Pelé changed everything.

He made football an art (...), he gave a voice to the poor, to blacks, and above all: he gave visibility to Brazil.

 Neymar, who equaled his eldest's record for goals in the national team during the last World Cup (77 goals), adds that " 

his magic will continue


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The greatest players, of today and yesterday, salute the Auriverde icon.

Rest in peace

 ," writes Argentinian Lionel Messi, seven-time Ballon d'Or

who has just won the 2022 World Cup

, respectfully .

The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, he pays tribute to a giant who was " 

a source of inspiration for millions

 " of people.


The affection he has always shown towards me has been reciprocal at all times, even from a distance

 ”, continues CR7.

Ronaldo, by his real full name Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, speaks of a " 

unique, brilliant, technical, creative, perfect, incomparable

 " man.


What a privilege to have succeeded you, my friend

 ”, also says the former player, double world champion with Brazil (1994, 2002).

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