Dec. 29 () –
The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, expressed her condolences on Thursday for the death of former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, and highlighted the values he transmitted to future generations.
“Pelé was one of the greatest, if not the greatest. He entertained billions, introduced generations to the joys of football and showed the world that there is no dream too big,” Metsola said on his Twitter profile. .
In a publication that he has accompanied with an image of Pelé in his football days, Metsola has transferred that Europe joins “Brazil and the world” in mourning for the death of “a giant of the king of sports.” “May he rest in peace”, he has settled.
Pelé, considered one of the best in the history of this sport, died this Thursday at the age of 82 after suffering health problems since the end of November, according to Brazilian media and his family later confirmed.
The former striker, three-time world champion with the ‘Canarinha’, had been admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in the city of Sao Paulo since last November 29 and his state of health worsened as the days went by, despite the fact that both he like his family they tried to send reassuring messages.