Brazilian football legend, Pele has passed on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.
Pele had been hospitalised since November with multiple ailments, including a respiratory infection
However, Pele’s death was confirmed on Thursday by his daughter Kely Nascimento.
She broke the news via her Instagram, accompanied by a photo of family members holding his hand as he rested in a hospital bed.
“Everything we are is thanks to you,” Nascimento wrote. “We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”
The 82-year-old three-time World Cup winner, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was also suffering from heart and kidney problems.
Pele had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021. He was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on November 29.
Pele, seen by many as the most talented footballer to ever play the game, led Brazil to a trio of World Cup titles in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He remains Brazil’s leading goal scorer, with 77 goals in 92 games.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
May Pele’s soul rest in perfect peace. One word simply describes his status: irreplaceable.
Rest on, Edson Arantes Do Nascemento…. GOAT
Condolences to his people.
Sad day for the football world.R.i.p legend!
Is it messi world cup victory that kill him?
Pele never wanted anybody to grow above him.
However he is forever greatest, may his soul rest in Goal.
@Collins… you are nothing but just a moron…. How could you utter this ridiculous statement. We are talking about a legend that’s irreplaceable. Messi can never and ever be at pele’s level. Pele was and is still the greatest footballer in the world period. No question about it
@tee you are nothing but a bitter leaf tea.
I didnt know he is your grandfather, i only asked wat killed him, if it was messi strikes or maybe ur village people
The only player to have won the world cup three times . what an amazing feat. You are indeed the real G.O.A.T., not the counterfeit who played the world cup five times amd only managed to win once by the help of a divinely inspired goal keeper. The football family will surely miss u. May your glentle soul rest in perfect bliss. All hail Pele the king
RIP Pęlę. Legend is gone. God bless Nigeria!!!