The Football Legend RIP : The End Of an Era.

By Nitin Singh

As per his daughter's post on Instagram on Thursday, Pele, the legendary Brazilian soccer player 

who rose from barefoot squalor to become one of the finest and most well-known athletes in modern history, passed away at the age of 82. 

Tres Coraçes, or "Three Hearts," is a small village in Minas Gerais where Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on October 23, 1940. 

Edson Arantes do Nascimento learned the game from his semi-professional player father, whose promising career was ended by a knee injury. 

The beginning of his well-known nickname is one of many parts of his youth that have been hidden by myth. 

According to Pele (sometimes), he frequently acted as the goalkeeper in neighborhood sports. 

Kids then started to compare him to a nearby player by the name of "Bile," and the letters gradually became jumbled over time.  

Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, holds the record for most goals scored with 1,281 and is the only player to have won the World Cup three times.

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