Pelé turns 80: tributes and greetings for O Rei

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The Brazilian, one of the best footballers of all time, does not stop receiving love and greetings from great personalities.

October 23 is a very special date for the world of sports. The birth of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the legendary Pelé, who is 80 years old, is celebrated. He is the owner of three World Cups, thousands of goals and millions of legends from his figure that broke all the molds of world football. And now of all the greetings and affections that are going around on social networks.

Santos de Brasil, a club in which he trained and played most of his career before leaving for the Cosmos in New York, made various publications on their social networks in tribute to his idol and also launched a stamp to celebrate the 80 years of O Rei.

“October 23. The most important day of football. The birthday of the greatest of all time. Happy birthday, King @Pele! 80 years of a legend who surpassed all limits and became the main name of the sport. We are all fans with great pride. Long live our King! “, Expressed Santos on his Instagram account.

Pelé on his social networks published a video that they made in commemoration with photos of his past as a soccer player and videos of sports personalities and famous Brazilians with messages of greetings and commemoration of him. In the video were: Renato Aragão (actor), Tiaguinho (singer), Gilberto Gil (former minister of culture), Annita (singer), Galvão Bueno (sports announcer), Cafú (former soccer player), Ronaldo Nazario (former soccer player), Taffarel (former soccer player), Medina (former soccer player), Zico (former soccer player), Romario (former soccer player and current senator) and Andrea Bocelli (singer).

Also, in his Instagram stories, Pelé showed a special greeting from the former president of the United States, Barack Obama. “Happy birthday. Michelle and I send you warm wishes for your terrible celebration. Be it in person or virtual, we hope that it is filled with tremendous joy and that it includes as many loved ones as possible,” Obama opened the letter.

“In addition to being top of world sport, you were an inspiration to generations of young people around the world. Your own story demonstrated what is possible through hard work, creativity and a commitment to breaking down barriers. I really enjoyed meeting you and showing you. I wish the best on this special day, “added the former president of the United States.

“I trust that you are proud of everything you helped and know that you have much more to give. Happy birthday,” Obama closed his letter.

From early on came the greetings from Conmebol, FIFA. In addition, the first teams to honor him were Brazil and Germany.

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