- Pele passed away on December 29, 2022, and the football fraternity has continued to pay tribute
- Togolese legend Emmanuel Adebayor paid a visit to the Brazilian embassy to pay his respect to the late football icon
- Regarded as the greatest of all time, Pele remains the only man who won the FIFA World Cup three times
Former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor has paid tribute to the late Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known by his nickname Pele.
The former Togo national football team captain paid a courtesy visit to the Brazilian embassy in Lome to condole with the South American nation.
The world was stunned on December 29, 2022, when news broke that the three-time FIFA World Cup winner had passed away at the age of 82.
Regarded as the greatest of all time, the former striker died at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo following a battle with cancer.
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Sky Sports reports that Pele, who is Brazil's joint all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches, became an icon of the game after winning the World Cup in 1958 as a 17-year-old, netting twice in the final to defeat hosts Sweden.
A message from his official Twitter account read:
"Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who peacefully passed away today. Love, love and love, forever."
The whole world has continued to pay tribute to the late superstar and now Adebayor took time out to visit the Brazilian embassy.
Sharing a photo of himself signing the condolence register with a picture of the late footballer placed on a table, Adebayor wrote:
“I signed at the Brazilian Embassy, the book of condolences following the death of 'King Pele'. May he rest in peace.”
How Pele named his late daughter in his will
Sports Brief earlier reported that Brazilian soccer legend Pele passed away and received global mourning and tributes, as well as a national funeral at the Santos Stadium where he played the majority of his career.
Pele married three times and had multiple affairs which culminated in him fathering seven children, though he acknowledged only six of those children.
It has now emerged that the only child he denied all his life, who died years ago has been acknowledged in his will.
Source: Sports Brief News