• 03/01/2023
Pele at Bramall Lane for our 150th Anniversary.

Brazilian football legend Pele and member of The World's First, has died at the age of 82.

He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country.

The only player to win the World Cup three times, lifting the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970, Pele was named FIFA's Player of the Century in 2000.

Pele had been suffering from kidney and prostate problems in recent years. He had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon in September 2021 at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, after the tumour was detected in routine tests. He was readmitted to hospital in late November 2022.

His daughter Kely Nascimento has kept fans updated on her father's condition with regular social media updates from hospital.

On Thursday she posted a picture of what appeared to be Pele's family's hands on his body in hospital and wrote: "Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace."

Pele attended Sheffield in 2007, when he was our guest of honour for The Club's 150th anniversary match against Inter Milan at Bramall Lane.

The legend said a famous quote that day - "Without Sheffield FC, there wouldn't be a me".

Rest In Peace, Pele.