Bruno Guimaraes of New Castle tribute to Brazil legend Pele. Bruno Guimaraes, a midfielder for Newcastle United, has written a heartfelt eulogy for Brazilian superstar Pele, who passed away recently at the age of 82. Before his team’s match against Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, Guimaraes, 25, paid tribute to one of his country’s most illustrious footballers (31 December). Before the game’s start at St. James’ Park, he wore the former Santos player’s shirt and stood with his teammates during a minute of applause in his honor.
Following Newcastle’s 0-0 tie with Leeds, Guimaraes tweeted: “You will continue to exist, Pele, as long as football does. You are the best now and always. You never die! Thank you a lot.” Following a battle with cancer, Pele, the first player in history to win three FIFA World Cups, passed away on Friday at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo (30 December). He spent more than a month receiving hospital care for issues brought on by his malignancy.
The Brazilian, who is regarded as one of the best players of all time, is tied for first place among all scorers in his country’s history with 77 goals in 92 games. In addition, he contributed to Santos winning six Brasileiro Serie A championships and two Copa Libertadores crowns, finishing as their leading scorer with 643 goals.
Several athletes and coaches have remembered the former New York Cosmos forward in honor of his passing. Before this weekend’s games, all Premier League teams will observe a minute of applause in his honor.
Speaking to SafeBettingSites, French superstar Frank Leboeuf chose Pele above Lionel Messi, who won the 2022 FIFA World Cup for Argentina, as the best athlete to ever grace the sport. He stated: “With response to the query of the GOAT. If there is to be just one, Pele, in my opinion, must be it. Three times, beginning when he was 17 years old, did he capture the World Cup. You didn’t have medical exams or physical training sessions at the time. Simply put, the man was a monster.”
The winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup continued, “He just performed in Brazil, so he couldn’t get the Ballon d’Or as it was only given to European players at a certain time. So, I don’t even know how we might compare anyone else with him. Yes, Messi is a great player, just like Diego Maradona, [Michel] Platini, and Johan Cryuff were, but the greatest in that position is him.”
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