30 December 2022

Iconic star that will always be part of our hearts

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who sadly have lost the battle with cancer, has passed away today at hospital in Sao Paulo at the age of 82.
Without a doubt, the king of football has won many titles, acknowledgements and is an owner at number of records. Beginning his career at Brazilian club Santos from 1956 to 1974, he lifted 25 trophies scoring 643 goals at 659 official matches for just 18 years. In his honour for this golden era, a crown is added at the crest of the club. No words needed why this was done.
Out of 1.363 duels, this star have put 1.279 times the ball behind the goal-line which puts him in first place for scoring most goals during his football career. In 1999 the International Olympic committee declared him sportsman of the century, so that one year later the International federation of football history and statistics have announced him footballer of the twentieth century.
He is the only player in history who have won the World Cup three times with Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970), and at the age of 17 has appeared as the youngest player in this competition, thus later also became youngest scorer at the same event (1958).
Joining in politics, from 1995 until 1998 this legend was given the function Minister of sports in Brazil.
Unfortunately, during the World Cup 2022 his health has deteriorated and this disease took one of the greatest footballer of all time. An idol of many - he will be sorely missed!!!


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