, Beijing, December 30th. This time, the once omnipotent "ball king" failed to escape the illness.

  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.

Data map: On June 1, 2016, in London, England, Bailey's personal commemorative collection was exhibited at the Moore Gallery in London, and the old football king appeared to kiss the old trophy.

  "We owe everything to you, and we all love you." The words of Bailey's daughter, Kelly Nascimento, express the thoughts of countless people.

  Because for a long time in the past, Pele was their belief in football, a gift from God to football.

brilliant career

  On October 23, 1940, Pele was born in Tres Colasos, Brazil.

According to foreign media reports, the parents wanted to name him after the famous inventor Thomas Edison, but because the letter "I" was missing from the birth certificate, Edison became Edson.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, this is the origin of Pele's name.

  As for the well-known "Pelé" nickname, there are different opinions.

  Some foreign media said that he got it when he was in primary school, and it was related to the player Vasco da Gama Bile.

The friends called him "Billy", and later called him "Bailey".

It is reported that Bailey himself did not like the title at first, but in the end he made "Pelé" famous all over the world.

In the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Pele, who was only 17 years old at the time, leaned on his teammates and cried after helping Brazil win the World Cup.

  At the age of 17, Pele was selected for the Brazilian national team.

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

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

  But this is only the beginning of that glorious history.

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

Pele became the only player in football history to win three World Cups.

  Gradually, everyone gave the title of "Ball King" to this young man from Brazil.

In 1366 games in his 21-year career, Bailey scored 1283 goals.

In the memory of many fans of the older generation, Pele is the vast majority of their cognition of football.

The stars bid farewell to the "ball king"

  After learning of this bad football news, many football stars have sent messages to mourn Pele and bid farewell to the "ball king" for the last time.

Image source: Zico social media screenshot

  "God wants to see our king. May he rest in peace. Thank you very much for everything he brought to the football world, a great legend. You are my idol and I was lucky to play with you at the beginning of my career." As Ba A legendary midfielder in football history, Zico has the nickname "White Bailey".

Now bidding farewell to the idols who fought side by side in the past, Zico bluntly said that Pele's name will last forever.

The picture shows a screenshot of Messi's social media

  Among the farewell words of the people, the word "king" is used the most.

In the era when black-and-white images were disseminated, Bailey almost interpreted the greatness of football art with an almost miraculous performance.

  Messi uploaded a photo with Pele and wrote "rest in peace".

The picture shows a screenshot of Ronaldo's social media

  Ronaldo said that the memory of Pele will always exist in the hearts of each of us who love football.

"He was an inspiration to countless people, a role model yesterday, today and tomorrow. He will never be forgotten and his memory will always live in the hearts of all of us who love football."

The picture shows a screenshot of Neymar's social media

  Brazilian star Neymar praised that football was just a sport before Pele, and Pele changed everything.

"Pelé turned football into art. Thanks to him, football and Brazil elevated their status. He is gone but his magic remains. Forever Pele!"

The picture shows a screenshot of Da Luo's social media

  Ronaldo wrote that today and forever, we will cheer for you.

"You are the only one, the greatest, the technically superior, the creative, the perfect human being. Incomparable existence. That's what Pele has achieved, the king of football, only one. The greatest player of all time .It is an honor to stand behind you, my friend."

"Ball King" and the origin of China

  Talking about Pele's fate with China, you can bring your memory back to more than 40 years ago.

  After a brief retirement, Pele returned to join the New York Cosmos in 1975.

  In September 1977, Bailey came to China with the team and played two friendly matches with the Chinese men's football team.

In the Workers Stadium, the Cosmos team drew with the Chinese team 1:1; in Shanghai Jiangwan Stadium, the Chinese team won 2:1.

  During the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the "ball king" talked about the development of Chinese football in an interview with Chinese media.

In the view of Bailey, who has been on the battlefield for a long time, Chinese football does not need consolation, but self-strengthening.

Data map: "Ball King" Pele

  "Chinese Kung Fu is famous all over the world, and Brazil's 'Kung Fu' is football. Whether the Brazilians want to learn Chinese 'Kung Fu' or the Chinese want to learn Brazilian 'Kung Fu', they must work hard. Brazil will produce Bruce Lee, and China will also There will be Bailey."

  The words of the "ball king" have impressed many Chinese fans so far.

last leg

  Brazil's Santos Football Club announced that Pele's funeral will be held on January 3.

The picture is a screenshot of the website of Brazil Santos Football Club

  On the morning of January 2, local time, Bailey's coffin will be transported from the hospital to the Villa Belle Miro Stadium outside Sao Paulo and placed in the center of the field.

The farewell ceremony for the remains will start at 10 am on the 2nd and last until 10 am on the 3rd.

  The coffin transport procession will pass through the streets of Santos City, passing through the door of Pele's mother.

Pele will be buried in a cemetery in the city of Santos in a ceremony attended only by family members.

The picture shows Pele receiving the "20th Century Footballer of the Century" award at the FIFA Awards Ceremony

  On October 23 this year, Bailey celebrated his 82nd birthday, and he thanked him for everything he had received.

  It's been more than two months, but only voices of regret remain.

  More than 80 years have passed, and Bailey has spent his whole life becoming the green idol of the world.

Call "Ball King" again, mourning the legend of the world.

King of the ball, go all the way.

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