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The greatest athlete to ever play soccer is no longer in the game. Pelé, Brazil’s ‘king of soccer,’ has died. He was 82 years young.

As a cub reporter in Miami, I had the good fortune to be assigned to interview The ⚽️ KING but he said he was late for an important date and would only do it in Portuguese so I agreed and we also did a Spanish version. If I find the clip it will be here: He was kind, competitive, a gentleman, and The Champ.

City Images has a correspondent in Brazil and we asked him to send us images of the locals mourning the loss of  a member of their royalty, but unfortunately our roving reporter is vacationing inside a nudist colony.

Do you speak Portoguese?

Corpo de Pelé será velado na Vila Belmiro


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