Football legend Pele gives the thumbs up as he gets his COVID-19 vaccine

Football legend Pele gives the thumbs up as he gets his COVID-19 vaccine

- Pele got injected with the coronavirus vaccine in his native country in Brazil

- The 80-year-old was happy and warned his fans to take safety health precautions

- The former Santos star was praised by his supporters on his social media handle

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Brazilian football legend Pele has recieved his COVID-19 vaccine in his home city of Santos and has expressed gratitude after he was injected in his right arm, Daily Mail

The Santos icon took to his 5.7million followers on his Instagram handle to say "Today is an unforgettable day.
"I received the vaccine. But the pandemic is not over yet. We must keep discipline to preserve lives until many people have taken the vaccine.
"Please continue to wash your hands and stay home if possible. When you go out please don't forget your mask and maintain social distance. This will pass if we can think of others and help each other."

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Football Pele gives the thumbs up as he gets his Covid vaccination
Brazil's footballing icon Pele gives the thumbs up as he gets his Covid vaccination. Photo by Franck Fife
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Fans were full of support for the 80-year-old as one said:

"Long life to the King."

A second added:

"Long life to the king of football."

Brazil has been one of the world's worst-affected countries since the start of the global pandemic.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Brazil legend Pele is no doubt one of the greatest football stars in the world but in spite of his greatness, he had some low moments in his career.

The 80-year-old won the FIFA World Cup three times but missed out on the 1966 edition in England following their ouster at the group stage.

They finished third on the table with two points behind Portugal (6 points) and Hungary (4 points) having won the title back to back before the '66 edition.

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Legit.ng also reported that Pele's legendary status in football is second to none and his influence in the round leather game has been unmatched until today.

The Brazilian icon once landed in Nigeria during the civil war and there was a ceasefire when Santos played two friendlies against the Super Eagles in 1969.

Santos pulled out of the Copa Libertadores - the South American version of the Champions League as they began a world tour.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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