Brazilian legend football superstar Pelé died Thursday. He was 82.

Iran PressAmerica: A number of those players shared their love for Pelé on Thursday. Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé were among the first to pay tribute to Pelé.

 Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82.

The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. The medical center where he had been hospitalized for the last month said he died of multiple organ failure as a result of the cancer.

“Pelé changed everything. He transformed football into art, entertainment,” Neymar, a fellow Brazilian soccer player, said on Instagram. “Football and Brazil elevated their standing thanks to the King! He is gone, but his magic will endure. Pelé is eternal!” 219