Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé Turns 80, Isolated at Home
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé will turn 80 on Friday but the celebration will have to wait. The three-time World Cup winner will spend the day isolated with a few family members outside Sao Paulo. He is expected to receive a flood of tributes from players, fans, celebrities and politicians. His long-time spokesman says Pelé will likely spend his birthday at his mansion in the beachfront city of Guarujá. He has been there since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pelé won World Cup titles with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970. No other player has accomplished that feat.