The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorlamented the death this Thursday of former soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pele‘, who was crowned in the World Cup organized in the country in 1970 and whom he described as “humble teacher”
“May Pelé rest in peace, the great footballer and humble teacher who surely influenced players like Ronaldinho with his example.” The president specified on his Twitter account.
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Lopez Obrador He quoted in his publication the words of the Brazilian star said, according to him, in February 2021.
“My father told me that it was better to learn to control (the) ball barefoot to have sensitivity in my feet and I promised him that I would control that ball like no other, but what really happened was that he did not have the money to give me a pair of sneakers”, exposed.
“When I won my first Ballon d’Or, I didn’t cry for joy, I cried not having my father”, he concluded.
Pele He died this Thursday, at the age of 82, in a hospital in Sao Paulo where he had been admitted since last November 29 due to complications from the cancer he suffered.
The Mexican president accompanied his message with a photo of the “King” during his childhood in which he is seen dominating the ball in front of his father.
The Brazilian star always showed special affection for Mexico, because it was in this country where he won his third World Cup championship and after that he retired from World Cup competitions.
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