Football has paid tribute to Brazilian great Pele, who died at the age of 82.
Here are some of the tributes paid out to players considered by many to be the greatest of all time.
Neymar, who tied Pele’s Brazilian record of 77 goals at the World Cup, said his predecessor, who wore the national team’s number 10 jersey, “turned football into an art, a pastime” and “give the poor and black people a voice.” I gave it,” he said.
The Brazilian Football Federation posted a tribute called “RIP Pele” with three crown emojis.
World Cup winner Lionel Messi paid tribute to Pele on Instagram.
Cristiano Ronaldo said Pele’s memory “will live forever in all of us who love football”.
French star Kylian Mbappe called Pelé the ‘king of football’
Pele’s former Brazilian club, Santos, paid tribute by posting the crown on Twitter with the words “eterno” (forever).
Pele played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League from 1975-1977.
Brazil’s Chelsea defender Thiago Silva said Pele ‘changed the history of football’.
England paid tribute to Pele by lighting up Wembley Arch in Brazil’s iconic colors.
Pele scored his first goal for Brazil as a 17-year-old to knock out Wales in the 1958 World Cup.
World Cup winner Sir Jeff Hurst did not hesitate to call Pelé “the greatest of all time.”
FIFA and UEFA both pay tribute to Pele’s football legacy.
England’s great Bobby Charlton played against Pele in the 1970 World Cup.
Former England striker and TV host Gary Lineker said Pele will always have football immortality.
Franz Beckenbauer played with Pele towards the end of his career at the New York Cosmos in the United States.
England international Harry Kane described Pele as a “great inspiration”.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland says Pele did it all in football first.
Wales captain Gareth Bale says Pele is the reason so many people love football.
The Premier League said Pele has inspired “millions” of people throughout his career.
Pele has transcended football, as evidenced by former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt’s tweet.
Even the President of the United States acknowledged Pele’s greatness.
Former Tottenham and Argentine midfielder Osvaldo Ardiles starred alongside Pele in the 1981 film Run to Victory. Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Sir Michael Caine and Max von Sydow also made appearances.