World’s greatest footballer Pele has lost the battle of life. At the age of 82, Pele said goodbye to the world. been in the hospital for some time war of life Fighting Pele breathed his last today (December 30). Pele, the great footballer of the 20th century, had colon cancer. His kidney and heart had slowly responded. Day by day his condition was getting worse. Pele was placed under special observation. Pele played as a forward for Brazil.
In 1999, Pele was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. He has a world record of scoring 1279 goals in 1363 matches. Pele was the only player in the world to win 3 World Cups. He won three World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He was also the joint highest goalscorer for Brazil. He scored 77 goals in 92 matches.
International debut at the age of 16
Pele started playing football for Santos at the age of 15 and at the age of 16, he made a place in the Brazilian national team. Pele made his international debut for Argentina on 7 July 1957. Brazil won that match 2-1 and Pele created history by scoring a goal in that match. At that time, Pele was 16 years and 9 months old and he became the youngest Brazilian player to score a goal. The very next year, he took part in the World Cup and Pele became the youngest player at that time to play in the World Cup.
Youngest to score a hat trick
The process of making records continued even further for Pele. In the semi-final match against France, Pele had scored a hat-trick and he became the youngest player to do so in the history of the World Cup. Not only this, in 1958, Pele also became the youngest player to play the final of the World Cup. His age at the time of the final was 17 years 249 days. Pele scored 2 goals in the final and Brazil won the title by defeating Sweden. After this, Pele became famous all over the world. The whole world considered him iron.