29 Dec 2022

Pelé: Brazil’s football icon dies aged 82

Pelé – regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time – has died at the age of 82.

When he travelled as a teenager with the Brazilian team to the World Cup in 1958 – Brazil had never won the trophy and were not yet footballing giants.

Within 12 years they had won three World Cups – and to this day, no player has won the tournament as many times as Pele.

And so today as the tributes pour in from across the world of football – back home in Brazil – they are mourning a sporting icon who put their country on the map.