Pele has died at the age of 82

Pele, legend of Brazil and Santos
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Brazilian legend Pele has passed away at the age of 82. A medical report just before Christmas showed that he was being treated for cardiac and renal dysfunction after battling colon cancer since September 2021.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game and the only man to have won the World Cup three times, the world is now mourning the sad passing of a striker who netted 1,279 goals in 1,363 games.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.