Stunning tribute! Pele’s iconic Brazil No.10 shirt projected onto Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer to commemorate one-year anniversary of football legend’s death

Brazilians paid heartfelt tributes to the football icon on the first anniversary of his passing at the age of 82 due to colon cancer. The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro featured a projection of a Brazil shirt adorned with Pele's name and number 10, accompanied by a message from Pope Francis.

Francis said in a statement: "Pelé, as Mr. Edson Arantes do Nascimento became globally known, was undoubtedly an athlete who showed in his life all the positive traits of a sportsman. The memory of ‘the King of Soccer’ remains indelible in the minds of many, and it stimulates new generations to seek in sport a means to strengthen the bonds of unity among us."


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