Pele Eterno: What International Media Say about Death of Soccer King
On Friday, newspapers all over the world reported that Brazilian football star Pelé has died at the age of 82.
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The Guardian has a picture of the star sitting on the shoulders of his teammates and fans in Mexico City after Brazil won the 1970 World Cup final.
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Richard Williams says that he was “a player who gave everyone the gift of his skills.”
Guardian front page, Friday 30 December 2022: One in 10 Tory peers have given more than £100,000 to the party pic.twitter.com/UwOA3FviNR
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 29, 2022
O Globo, one of Brazil’s leading newspapers, has published an unprecedented four editions, each with a cover depicting a distinct stage in Pelé’s career. The newspaper’s headline simply says “Pelé Eterno,” or “Pelé Eternal” in English.
ADEUS AO REI | Em homenagem a Pelé, O GLOBO terá edição inédita com quatro capas que ilustram grandes momentos do Rei.
Faça download das Primeiras Páginas nas versões Copas de 1958, 1962, 1970 e 1.000 gols: https://t.co/JVQ4FQBUkn pic.twitter.com/3WnW9WhV9V
— Jornal O Globo (@JornalOGlobo) December 29, 2022
“Goodbye to Pelé, ‘the king’ of football,” says Spain’s El Pas with a picture of that famous World Cup win in 1970.
#Portada | Alerta por violencia machista: 13 asesinadas en diciembre; Adiós a Pelé, ‘O Rei’ del fútbol; Rusia lanza uno de los mayores ataques contra infraestructuras en Ucrania, en EL PAÍS este viernes 30 de diciembre
— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) December 29, 2022
On its front pages, the French sports newspaper L’Équipe uses the colors of Brazil. The newspaper has a full-page picture of a young Pelé and says, “He was a king.”
Breathtaking @lequipe front page, switching headline colours into Brazilians’.
He was a King” pic.twitter.com/kx0DeVXSFa
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) December 29, 2022
The Mirror also has a picture of Pelé celebrating at the World Cup in 1970 and says that he is “The best.” “World hails ‘divine’ genius who made football beautiful,” says the paper.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 29, 2022
The French newspaper Libération has a full-page photo of Pelé with the words, “Brazil’s legendary footballer and three-time world champion died Thursday at age 82.”
A la une de @Libe ce vendredi :
— Libération (@libe) December 29, 2022
The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, calls it the “Death of a legend.” The sports world is “in mourning” over the death of the only person to win the World Cup three times. This is written in the paper.
— The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) December 29, 2022
The last thing the Sun says about the death of the “King of Football” is that “Lineker and Mbappe lead tributes.”
— Tomorrows Papers Today (@TmorrowsPapers) December 29, 2022