US President Joe Biden also mourned Pele's death. He wrote on Twitter: "For a sport that unites like no other, Pelé's rise from humble beginnings to footballing legend is a story of what is possible. My thoughts and those of my wife Jill go out to the family and all those who loved him." English Premier League wrote in a statement: "The Premier League is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pele at the age of 82.
For many the greatest to ever play the game, his was an extraordinary talent record that inspired millions around the world.The only player to win the FIFA World Cup three times, Pelé scored for Brazil in the 1958 and 1970 finals.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family, to Pelé's friends and fans around the world. He will be deeply missed. In tribute to Pelé, Premier League clubs will remember his contribution to football during matches from Friday 30 December to Sunday 1 January with a minute's applause before kick-off.
Players and match officials will wear black armbands." Pelé, one of the greatest players in the history of soccer, died at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, where he had been hospitalized for a month. The Brazilian soccer legend was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2021 and his condition had worsened in recent weeks.
"All that we are, is because of you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace," wrote daughter Kely Nascimento. Roger Federer pays tribute to O Rei on his social profiles: "Thank you for inspiring millions of sports fans and athletes.
I feel so lucky to have met you and had the opportunity to learn and admire you. You were one of the first true global sports icons . Rest in peace King Pele." German national soccer manager Hansi Flick said: "For me he was and is the king of football.
His game was close to perfection, he was complete, he had no weaknesses. Pelé could do everything. He was not only a top scorer, he also shone with His eye for his teammates, his assists and passes were worth seeing as his goals.
Pelé leaves a void that can never be filled." President-elect of Brazil, Inacio Lula da Silva, wrote on Instagram: "I saw Pelé put on a show. Because when he took the ball he always did something special, which often ended up in the goal.
But, first of all, I admired him. And anger has soon gave way to the passion of seeing him play with the number 10 shirt of the Brazilian national team. Pelé has left us. He went to heaven with Coutinho, his great companion at Santos.
Now he has the company of many eternal stars: Didi, Garrincha, Nilton Santos , Sócrates, Maradona. He left a certainty: there has never been a number 10 like him. Thanks Pelé." Michel Platini, former France and Juventus star, said: "Pele was Monsieur Calcio, the history of football, the discovery of football, all of football.
In 1970, I was 15, and I grew up with his face in my imagination. My father used to talk to me about Pelé and at school I signed Peléatini. Sylvester Stallone also pays tribute to the memory of Pelé, who died yeasteday at 82 year-old.
The Italian-American actor starred with the Brazilian soccer legend in the famous film Victory, and on his Instagram profile he posted a photo of them together, with the message of condolence: "Rest in peace"