Sir Bobby Charlton salutes Pele, who is 80 today

Former England midfielder Sir Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to Brazil icon Pele, who celebrates his 80th birthday today.

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 3:00 pm

In statement through Manchester United, the 83-year-old Old Trafford legend and ex-Preston North End player and manager said: “I have said it before and I will say it again, I sometimes feel as though football was invented for this magical player.

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“A phenomenal footballer and one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.

“Happy 80th Birthday Pele – wishing you good health, happiness and many happy returns.”

Happy 80th birthday Pele!