"Pelé" — the nickname of one of soccer's greatest players — has long been used as a synonym for greatness. Now, a Brazilian dictionary is making that meaning official with a new entry.
"He leaves a legacy, a person of color who was crowned king of soccer, and he also brought a lot of peace outside Brazil," says Jorge Tavares, a resident of the late soccer legend's home state.
Pelé was one of the world's best soccer players who was the sport's global face for decades. The Brazilian legend was a wizard on the field who dazzled fans, teammates and competitors alike.
The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer legend told fans he's getting better every day after doctors removed a suspected colon tumor.