Pele 'Transformed Football Into An Art': Neymar

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFP

Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele, who died Thursday at the age of 82, 'transformed football into an art,' said Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar in a tribute to his country's greatest sporting icon.

'Before Pele, '10' was just a number,' the heir to Pele's famed jersey number wrote on Instagram, alongside two pictures of himself with the late legend.

'But that beautiful sentence is incomplete. I would say that before Pele, football was just a sport. He transformed football into an art, into entertainment... Football and Brazil gained status thanks to the King. He has gone, but his magic will remain. Pele is ETERNAL!'

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