Biden bids Pele Goodbye
Joe Biden, the president of the United States, expressed shock at the passing of legendary Brazilian football player Pele.
The footballer, who was 82 years old and was widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, passed away on Thursday.
Numerous soccer fans all around the world have kept up their condolences for the legendary footballer who was the best player during his career and a three-time World Cup champion.
In response, Biden said on his Facebook page that Pelé had broken several records before Messi and Ronaldo became the finest players in the world today.
He wrote, “Before there was Messi, Ronaldo there was Pelé. In 1958, Pelé won his first World Cup for Brazil at seventeen – the youngest winner ever.
“He went on to win another two World Cups in 1962 and 1970, making him the only player in the world today with three World Cup trophies.
“For a sport that brings the world together like no other, Pelé’s rise from humble beginnings to soccer legend is a story of what is possible”.
The US president also expressed his condolences to the deceased person’s family, letting them know that his thoughts were with them.
Pele was born in 1940, made his Santos debut in 1956 at the age of just 15 years old before moving to the New York Cosmos in the U.S at a later age.