Atlético Madrid Vs Elche Is The First Match To Pay Tribute To Football Icon Pele.

The La Liga game between Atletico Madrid vs Elche is the first of many to observe a minute silence on Thursday night just hours after the announcement of the passing of great football legend 'Pele'.

The death of the legendary Pele on Thursday has left the wider footballing world in a state of mourning.

The 82-year-old passed away following his battle with bowel cancer, for which he had been hospitalised since November. The Brazilian icon is regarded by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and is the only player in history to have won three World Cups.

READ MORE: Brazil Football Legend 'Pele' Has Died In São Paulo, At Age 82.

So many tributes from football clubs, players and fans all over the world have been poured in following his passing and the La Liga is no exception.

In a statement posted to their website, they offered their condolences before announcing that a minute silence will precede the remaining games of matchday 15.

“LaLiga and the RFEF will hold a minute’s silence in each game of matchday 15 of LaLiga Santander to show our condolences for the passing of Pele.

“As a sign of respect, a minute’s silence will be held in each remaining matches on matchday 15 of LaLiga Santander. Professional football has witnessed the condolences and mourning for the death of one of the greatest players in history.”


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