Pele Death | Wave of mourning around the world due to the death of Pele. Navabharat (New India)

Sao Paulo: There is a wave of mourning around the world due to the death of Brazilian great footballer Pele and people are expressing their grief through social media. Pele died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

Portugal’s great football player Cristiano Ronaldo said, “Saying goodbye to King Pele cannot express the sadness that the entire football world is going through at this time.” An inspiration to millions, yesterday, today and always. He had immense affection for me and his memory will always be in the heart of every football lover. Rest in Peace King Pele.”

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Roberto Rivelino, a member of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning team, wrote, “You are now with God. King Rest in Peace.

Brazilian football star Neymar: “Before Pele, ten was just a number. I had read somewhere in my life but this is a beautiful and incomplete line. I would say that before Pele, football was just a game. Pele changed everything. He made football an art and entertainment. He gave voice to the poor and blacks and identity to Brazil. He is no more but his magic will live on forever. Pele is immortal.”

France manager and former player Didier Deschamps: “Football has lost one of its greatest players in the death of Pele. But he will remain immortal. He taught people to dream and this process continued from generation to generation. Who didn’t dream of becoming Pele as a child? King will always be King.”

Chelsea Football Club: ”Goodbye King. The king of this beautiful game.

Manchester City Football Club: “Manchester City are saddened by the passing of Brazilian legend Pele. He did a lot for this game. Rest in Peace. (agency)

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