December 30, 2022 | Vision Newspaper |
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness today took to twitter to share his condolences on the passing of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Pele.
“Pelé, the reason so many Jamaicans are such avid Brazilian fans and whose name is synonymous with the “beautiful game” of football, a man many Jamaicans claim ownership of, and the leading player in football history.
Pelé’s passing today marks the end of an epic football era, and fans are mourning the inspiring, giant three-time World Cup winner, who was loved, admired and idolized around the world.
Pelé began his professional career at the age of 15, and quickly became known for his speed, technique, and goal-scoring ability. He played for the Brazilian national team and Santos Futebol Clube, and became a global ambassador for the sport.
Pelé’s impact on the sport of football is immeasurable. His skills and achievements on the pitch inspired countless young players and helped to popularize the sport around the world.
He is a true legend of the game and will always be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of players.”
Pele was born on October 23, 1940 and died on December 29, 2022. He was 82 years old.