Sunday, 26 May, 2024


The FA, Premier League and Wales pay tribute to Pele

The Football Association have confirmed the Wembley Arch will be lit up in the Brazil colours tonight, and they have also released the following statement.

‘Everyone who loves football, loves Pele.
‘His unique talent lit up the game, and inspired football. Our thoughts are with his family, the Brazil Football Confederation and the Brazilian people.’

The Premier League have also paid tribute, writing: ‘We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pele, an extraordinarily gifted footballer who transcended our sport and inspired millions throughout his remarkable career.
‘Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to Pele’s family and friends.’

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Wales have tweeted: ‘Pele broke our hearts in 1958 to score his first World Cup goal to knock Cymru out.
‘Today our hearts are broken again. A true sporting legend. Our thoughts are with the people of Brazil and the world football family. Gorffwys mewn hedd, Pele.’

Credit: Mail Online


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