Brazilians stream to Santos to pay tribute to Pele

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Brazilians from all over the country have been streaming to Santos, Brazil to pay tribute to the legendary footballer Pele.

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Pele, who passed away on November 25th, 2020, was a national icon and beloved figure in his home country.

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Pele was born and raised in Santos and spent his childhood playing football on the streets of the city.

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Pele and Santos FC also won the Copa Libertadores in 1962, becoming the first Brazilian team to win the tournament.

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Pele scored an incredible 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches, making him the highest-scoring professional footballer of all time.

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Pele was a three-time World Cup winner, captaining Brazil to victory in the 1970 tournament.

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In 1962, Pele was voted the ‘Athlete of the Century’ by the International Olympic Committee.

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Pele was a global ambassador for football and was an ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Program and UNESCO.

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Brazilians from all over the country are paying tribute to Pele in Santos, with crowds of people visiting the city to honor the football legend.