King Pelé, the best soccer player in history, dies
Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known as King Pelé or O Rei Pelé, was born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais on October 23, 1940 and died in São Paulo on December 29, 2022
He was better known as Pelé, as a Brazilian soccer player who played as a striker. Nicknamed O Rei, he is recognized by many specialists, ex-soccer players and fans as one of the best soccer players and athletes of all time, being described by FIFA as “the greatest of all” and the best in all of history for the public that is fond of the most played sport in the whole world.
Symbol of the Brazilian jogo bonito, the only footballer to win three World Cups with his country’s team and considered by many to be the best player in history, Pelé’s death at the age of 82 after fighting colon cancer was announced this Thursday .
It is perhaps the greatest loss ever incurred by the most popular sport on the planet.
Since he dazzled everyone at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden at just 17 years old, Pelé became an icon of soccer’s magic and global reach, and he remained so until his last days, although his life was not without controversy either. .
About his illness and death.
In September 2021 he was diagnosed with colon cancer.
On November 29, 2022, he was admitted to the Israelite Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil for a reassessment of his cancer treatment. While he was hospitalized, he was diagnosed with a respiratory disease, which was treated with antibiotics, showing general improvement. in his state of health.
In December 2022, Pelé’s health worsened; However, the former player sent a message on social networks: “I am strong, with great hope and I continue my treatment as always. I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I received.”
On December 21, 2022, the doctors reported a “progression” of colon cancer, in addition to care for kidney dysfunction, however, he was in a common room.
On December 29, 2022 at 3:27 p.m. (local time), he died at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital, aged 82.
According to the medical report given that day, his death was due to multiple organ failure resulting from the advance of colon cancer associated with his previous medical condition.