From Beckham to Stallone, the whole world at the feet of Pelé

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Meanwhile, Santos, of which Pelé was a flag, has temporarily suspended the use of the number 10 jersey

As the hours pass, testimonies are multiplying, from all over the world and even from personalities not related to the world of sports, in memory of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to all as Pelé, the world soccer legend who passed away on Thursday at the age of 82.

After the words of Neymar, Pep Guardiola and the ‘white Pelé’ – Tostao, his former teammate in the national team – also came statements from David Beckham, an icon of English soccer, and Sylvester Stallone, the celebrated Hollywood actor who starred alongside O’Rei in the very famous film ‘Escape for Victory.

“The man who introduced the beautiful game to the United States,” Beckham said in reference to the Brazilian’s adventure to the New York Cosmos, the team where Pele finished his career.

“A great, good man. Rest in peace,” Stallone wrote on his Instagram profile, accompanying the caption with a photo of the two together.

Meanwhile, Santos, the Brazilian club in which Pelé played from 1957 to 1974, announced through the words of its president Andrés Rueda that “For now, in this 2023, the use of the number 10 jersey is suspended. Later we will talk about it with the Board and see if we will withdraw the jersey.”

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