Chelsea players have penned their tributes following the passing of Brazil and footballing legend Pelé, who died on Thursday aged 82.
Pelé, who played for Brazil, Santos and New York, passed away at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo following a battle with colon cancer.
On his official Twitter account, a note read: “Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who peacefully passed away today. Love, love and love, forever.”
Pelé is Brazil’s joint all-time leading goalscorer, with 77 goals in 92 matches. The Brazil great is also the only ever player to win three FIFA World Cups – 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Tributes have poured in across the footballing world and Chelsea players have also been sending their tributes to one of the greatest ever to play the game.
Thiago Silva, Chelsea’s only Brazilian in the first-team, wrote: “Forever the King of football, the Legend! Rest in peace, Pelé. You have changed the History of football. Your legacy will always be in our hearts. Thanks for everything!”
Charlie Webster wrote: “A true king of the beautiful game.”
“Rest in peace, Legend. You change the lives of so many on and off the pitch,” wrote Mason Mount on Instagram.
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