Wembley arch lit up in Brazil colours as football world mourns the death of Pele


the Wembley arch has been illuminated with Brazilian colors in homage to Pele.

Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, he is the only player to have lifted the World Cup three times, winning the sport’s biggest prize in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Pelé has faced health problems in recent years and spent Christmas in hospital after being readmitted in late November.

The 82-year-old man died Thursday. “due to the failure of multiple organs, a consequence of the progression of colon cancer associated with his previous clinical condition,” according to a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

On Thursday night the Wembley arch was dyed yellow and green in his memory, as football mourned a true icon.

In 2018, Pelé tweeted: “I don’t have many regrets as a footballer, but I wish I could have played at Wembley, even once, even in a friendly.”

Tributes have come since the news of Pele’s deathwith messages posted on social media from current stars like Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Brazilcurrent number of 10 neymar paid tribute to that jersey’s most famous owner, posting an emotional tribute to “the king” on Instagram.

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