The Great PELÉ passed over to the other side today

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The King is dead but not forgotten.

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In soccer, they don't retire great players' numbers.
Pelé's greatness was so transcendent that since his retirement, #10 has traditionally been used by the best (offensive) player on a team, whether a club or a national team, worldwide, and that started after Pelé used the number for the Brazilian national team and his club team, Santos (and, for a couple of years in the '70s, the New York Cosmos). That was even the case when Brazil's arch-rival Argentina's third-greatest player ever (before you ask, Messi and Di Stéfano are/were the top two) got cocaine on it wore it in the 1980s.
 
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Funny, I could never get into soccer and know so little about it. Point is, I can not name one single other player in soccer besides Pele so that is truly saying something about greatness. RIP the Great one.
 
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