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Brazilian soccer legend Pelé dies

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Brazilian soccer player Pelé Credit: Franck Fife | AFP | Getty Images

The legendary Brazilian soccer player Pelé died on Thursday at the age of 82. He had been fighting cancer for over a year. The soccer icon is the only player to win the World Cup three times. FIFA named him the “greatest of all time” in 2012 and the International Olympic Committee named him the “athlete of the century” in 1999.

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Dorothy Gentry is the sports editor for the Texas Metro News.

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