Death Pelé, the world mourns O Rei

Meloni: “Today the whole world mourns a legend named Pelé”. Macron: “The game. The King. Eternity”

The world mourns Pele. O Rei, legend of football, died today in Sao Paulo at the age of 82. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Pelé, one of the greatest players of all time” said the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. “He was football’s first global superstar and, through his successes on and off the pitch, played a pioneering role in football’s rise to become the most popular sport in the world. He will be greatly missed. On behalf of the European football community , rest in peace, Pele”.

“Pelé immortal, forever with us” the memory of the FIFA president on Instagram Gianni Infantino.

“An enormous pain, today sport mourns a great deal, because Pelé was football” the words of the president of the FIGC Gabriel Gravina. “In fact, also thanks to him, it has become the most loved and played game in the world. Millions of people have recognized themselves in him in a beautiful story of redemption and great passion. His class will illuminate our eyes forever “.

“Thanks to his talent and his class, he managed to leave his mark even in the generations that weren’t lucky enough to see him play. Today the whole world mourns a legend named Pele” wrote the premier in a tweet Giorgia Meloni.

“The game. The King. Eternity” the tweet of the French president Emmanuel Macron with a photo of Pelé celebrating a goal.

“Before Pelé, 10 was just a number. I read this sentence somewhere, at a certain moment in my life. But this beautiful sentence is incomplete. I would say that before Pelé, football was just a sport. Pelé changed everything. He transformed football into art, into entertainment. He gave a voice to the poor, to black people and above all he gave visibility to Brazil. Football and Brazil raised their state thanks to the King. He went away but his magic will remain. Pelé is eternal” the message on Instagram by NeymarBrazilian international and PSG footballer.

“Rest in peace” the message that the Argentine Leo Messinew world champion, dedicated to O Rei on his Instagram profile, accompanying the post with a photo of him together with Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

“The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten. Rip Re” the Paris Saint Germain player tweeted Kylian Mbappe.

“My deepest condolences to all of Brazil, and in particular to the family of Mr. Edson Arantes do Nascimento. A simple ‘farewell’ to the eternal King Pele will never be enough to express the pain that now embraces the whole world of soccer”. So on Instagram Cristiano Ronaldo. “An inspiration for so many millions, a reference to yesterday, today, always. The affection you have always shown for me has been reciprocated in every shared moment, even at a distance. It will never be forgotten and its memory will remain forever in each of us football lovers. Rest in peace King Pelé,” added the 37-year-old Portuguese, 5-time Ballon d’Or winner.

“A sports legend. Rest in peace King Pele,” he tweeted Usain Bolt.

“I am particularly sorry for this serious loss for the world of football, which is a little poorer from today. A unique champion leaves us, the greatest of his time and together with Maradona the greatest ever” the memory Adnkronos by Dino Zoff. “We have met and embraced several times – added the captain of the Italy world champion in 1982 – There has always been cordiality between us, he was a good and decent person”

“I was among the many who started running after a ball to try to emulate Pele. His passing leaves me with great sadness. He represents the game of football,” he told Adnkronos Antonio Cabrini. “The disappearance of a legend leaves everyone poorer – he added – He and Maradona were the greatest in history, each in his era”.