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Pele: FIFA’s Flags At Half Mast To Honour Brazil Legend

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Flags outside the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) headquarter in Zurich, Switzerland were at half mast on Friday in honour of football legend, Pele.

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Football fans are United in mourning after the death of Pele at the age of 82 with tributes pouring in for the player who defined the sport and inspired generations.

FIFA noted that he was the youngest-ever world champion and the youngest scorer at the World Cup.

He is also the youngest hat-trick scorer, youngest finalist, and youngest player to score in the final of World Cup history.


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Brazil football legend, Pele, one of the greatest of all time died on Thursday at the age of 82.

The former striker who was the only player in history to win the World Cup three times passed away in Sao Paulo following a battle with cancer.

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Pele, known as Edson Arantes Donascimento began playing for Santos at the age of 15 and the Brazilian national team at 16.

During his International career, Pele won three FIFA World Cups in 1958, 1962, and 1970 becoming the only player to achieve such a feat.

Pele is the joint all-time leading goal scorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games.

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