Brazilian football icon Pele Dead at age 82

Pele, probably the greatest player in football history, passed away at the age of 82.

Over the course of a 21-year career, he is credited with scoring a world-record 1,281 goals in 1,363 games, including 77 goals in 92 international games.

Pele was selected as Fifa’s Player of the Century in 2000. Pele is the only player to have won the World Cup three times, taking home the trophy in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

In recent years, he has experienced kidney and prostate issues.

In September 2021, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo performed surgery to remove a colon tumor that had been found during normal examinations. In the final days of November 2022, he was readmitted to the hospital.

Kely Nascimento, his daughter, often posted updates on social media from the hospital to inform her followers of her father’s status.

“Everything we are is owed to you,” she tweeted beside a photo of what appeared to be Pele’s family holding his body in the hospital on Thursday. You have our undying love. Peace be with you.

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