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DIRECT. Death of Pelé: Brazil decrees three days of national mourning


Pelé died Thursday at the age of 82. The one who is considered the greatest player of all time has passed away, leaving behind

The essential

  • The "king of football", the Brazilian Pelé, died on Thursday at the age of 82.

  • Winner of three World Cups, he is considered one of the greatest players in the history of football. 

  • The whole world paid tribute to him on Thursday evening.

    From Kylian Mbappé to Neymar via Rafael Nadal, Emmanuel Macron, Lula and many others, a rain of messages filled with emotions fell.

  • His funeral will take place on Tuesday in Santos, with a 24-hour wake around the stadium in SA city.


Three days of national mourning

Brazil will begin this Friday three days of national mourning after the death of Pelé, according to a decree published in the Brazilian Official Journal by President Jair Bolsonaro. 

"Official mourning is decreed throughout the country (...), a mark of respect after the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé", specifies the text.


Throughout the evening, a shower of tributes

Many football players, politicians, players in the world of sport have paid tribute to "King" Pelé.

Here is an anthology. 


Hello and welcome 

His state of health had deteriorated considerably in recent weeks... This Thursday, shortly before 8 p.m., Pelé's family announced the death of the man who is for many the greatest football player in history.

Source: leparis

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