Edson Arantes do Nascimento was a Brazilian professional footballer.

Regarded as one of the all-time best players and given the FIFA title of "the greatest."

He was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century.

He played in four World Cups and is the only player in history to win three.

Pelé married three times, and had several affairs, fathering at least seven children in all.

Legendary footballer Pelé passed away on Thursday after battling stomach cancer. He was 82 years old.

He was admitted to the hospital in late November, and doctors said in December that he was battling cancer.

Tributes were paid by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and other world leaders.