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Official Statement: Pelé's passing


Real Madrid Football Club, its President and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of world footballing legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, one of the greatest players of all time.
Real Madrid would like to express its condolences to his family, his loved ones, his clubs, the Brazilian Confederation and all football fans in Brazil and around the world.
The legend of Pelé will remain forever in the memory of all those who love this sport and his legacy makes him one of the great legends of world football ever.
Pelé was a three-time world champion with the Brazilian national side; 1958, 1962 and 1970.
With Santos FC, the club where he played for almost two decades, he won 2 Libertadores Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cups and 6 times the Brasileirao, among many other titles; and with the New York Cosmos he won 1 North American Soccer League.
During his career he scored a total of 1,282 goals and was capped 113 times by Brazil.
Pelé passed away today at the age of 82. May he rest in peace.