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FIFA honors Pelé with performance by Seu Jorge and speech by Ronaldo: ‘Eternal legacy’

Right at the beginning of the FIFA The Best award ceremony, this Monday (27), the president of football’s highest body, Gianni Infantino, spoke of the football stars who died this year. When Pelé’s name came out of Infantino’s mouth, those present at the ceremony applauded. Afterwards, a tribute video was shown as a tribute to the best player of all time.

To talk about the King of Football, Ronaldo phenomenon was called and spoke about the legacy and his personal relationship with the King. In addition, the widow of the King of Football, Márcia Aoki, received from the Phenomenon the trophy given to the best player in the world.

“When I had my knee injury, in the 2000s, he visited me at home, bringing love and affection in one of the most difficult moments of my life. Two years later, he was in one of the happiest moments, when we won the World Cup”, he recalled with emotion.

“Pelé will also be remembered for his impact on society. When he played, the world was an even more racist place than it is today. He, a black athlete, became king of the most popular sport on the planet, he showed that black people can be better, more successful, and can overcome racism. This fight is not over yet, but I ask that everyone be inspired by the example of King Pelé”, he added.

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