Kate Middleton and Prince William Post Tribute to Pelé: 'A True Football Icon'Kate Middleton and Prince William Post Tribute to Pelé: 'A True Football Icon'

Prince William and Kate Middleton Tribute to Pelé: 'A True Football Icon'


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Prince William and Kate Middleton are remembering Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, who died at 82 on Thursday.
The couple reposted Team England's tribute to the sports icon on their social media.
Prince William is a serious soccer fan and serves as President of the Football Association of England.
His grandmother Queen Elizabeth II had the honor of presenting Pelé and the Santos team with the trophy at Maracanã Stadium in Rio De Janeiro in 1968.
Pelé who was born on Oct. 23, 1940, in the small city of Tres Coracoes is considered to be one of the greatest soccer players ever to grace the sport.
For nearly 20 years, he played for Brazilian club Santos and the Brazil national team, becoming the game's most prolific scorer in the process.
He retired on Oct. 1, 1977, nearly two years after he joined the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.
His final exhibition, in front of a record 77,000 soccer fans in New Jersey, was particularly special because it was between the Cosmos and Santos.
To honor his long career, Pelé played half the game with each club.
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