On December 29 local time, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil announced that the well-known Brazilian athlete and "Ball King" Pele died at 15:27 on the same day due to multiple organ failure caused by colon cancer. He was 82 years old. age.

  On October 23, 1940, Pele was born in a poor family in Brazil.

From an early age he showed a crazy love for football.

  Pele was officially selected for the Brazil national team when he was 17 years old.

In the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, in the quarter-finals between Brazil and Wales, Pele scored the winning goal for the team.

On that day, he was only 17 years, 7 months and 27 days, making him the youngest goal scorer in World Cup history.

  The three World Cup champions in 1958, 1962 and 1970 were all embraced by the Samba Army.

And Pele became the only player in football history to win the World Cup three times.

  In 1977, Pele officially announced his retirement.

In 1366 games in his 21-year career, Pele scored a total of 1283 goals.

  After retiring, Pele was elected as the athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee and was officially awarded the title of "Ball King" by FIFA.

He also served as the Minister of Sports of Brazil and the image ambassador of Brazil World Cup.

(produced by Liu Yinghan)

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]