Pele Passed Away: Football wizard Pele is no more, breathed his last at the age of 82
Pele Passed Away: Legendary footballer Pele has passed away. Pele breathed his last at the age of 82. His daughter informed him about his death on social media. Pele was battling stomach cancer. With his death, the football world is immersed in mourning.
The magician of football Pele is no more. Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. His daughter Kelly Nascimento informed him about his death on social media. Pele was battling stomach cancer. He was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo on 29 November. He was treated through chemotherapy. But, they were not getting any benefit. After this chemotherapy was stopped and he was given medicines to reduce pain. He also had kidney and cardiac dysfunction. Pele was known by several nicknames such as Gasolina, The Black Pearl and O Rei (The King). Pele's full name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento. He was regarded as the greatest footballer the world has ever seen. Pelé is the only player to win the World Cup three times, having won the sport's most prestigious trophy, the FIFA World Cup, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Pele, 82, died at a private hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was battling complications related to cancer and breathed his last after being admitted for almost a month. In September 2021, the tumour in his large intestine was surgically removed. Neither his family nor the doctors understood that it had spread to other organs as well. He was currently undergoing treatment for 'kidney and cardiac dysfunction'.
FIFA labelled Pelé the 'greatest ever', was named the 'Athlete of the Century' by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, and was voted the World Player of the Year in 2000 by Time magazine's list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. I went. He was one of two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century and FIFA Player of the Century awards by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
But for millions of fans of the sport around the world, Pele was the first person to make football a 'beautiful game'. He was the original number 10 in world football, a number now played by Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. He was a gifted player who played the game with brilliance and was so unstoppable that fouling him was the only option in front of many defenders. There is a wave of mourning in the sports world for his death.