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Pele hails ‘much more than footballer’ Marta after Olympics landmark



The 35-year-old scored twice as Brazil opened their Tokyo Olympics campaign with a 5-0 rout of China.

“Your achievement means much more than a personal record. This moment inspires millions of athletes from so many other sports, from all over the world, who fight for recognition. 

Pele won three World Cups with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Like Pele, Marta wears her country’s iconic number 10 shirt.

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