Legendary footballer Pele has passed away. His family has informed the news agency AFP. Pele breathed his last at the age of 82. Pelé is the only player to win the World Cup three times, having won the FIFA World Cup, the sport’s most prestigious trophy, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Pele’s daughter Kelly Cristina Nascimento shared a picture on Instagram after her father’s death. In this picture, the people of Pele’s family are seen giving their last farewell. In this picture, Pele is on a hospital bed and is on a drip. Kelly wrote, “We will always love you.” Grateful for whatever you have done for us so far.
Pele was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital late last month for treatment of a respiratory infection and chemotherapy. In recent years, he had faced several health problems including his spine, hip, knee and kidney.
Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on 29 November last month for treatment of a respiratory infection and chemotherapy. In recent years, he had faced several health problems including his spine, hip, knee and kidney.
A inspiração e o amor marcaram a jornada de Rei Pelé, que faleceu no dia de hoje.
Amor, amor e amor, para sempre.
Inspiration and love marked the journey of King Pelé, who peacefully passed away today.
Love, love and love, forever. pic.twitter.com/CP9syIdL3i
— Pelé (@Pele) December 29, 2022
After his death, the family has issued a statement from Pele’s official Twitter handle.
Pele’s death is like a shock for football lovers. All the fans on social media are giving their last farewell to the football hero. Despite the recent defeat in the final of the FIFA World Cup, French footballer Kylian Mbappé, who made the match memorable, tweeted and paid tribute to him. On receiving the news of death, Messi also mourned the death of Pele.
The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten.
RIP KING 💔👑… pic.twitter.com/F55PrcM2Ud
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) December 29, 2022
He wrote, “The King of Football may have left us but his legacy can never be forgotten.”
He was born in a country beset by corruption, military coups, censorship and repressive governments. Pele, then seventeen years old, changed the image of Brazil in his very first World Cup in 1958.