Pele, Brazil Football Legend, Passed Away at the Age of 82

Pele, the world football legend from Brazil, died at the age of 82, on December 29, 2022 local time. Pele was hospitalized in São Paulo in late November with a respiratory infection and complications related to colon cancer.

Last week, the hospital said his health was deteriorating as his cancer progressed. According to a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital, he passed away on Thursday due to multiple organ failure resulting from colon cancer.

Pele left a great legacy in the world of football. Many records were created by the legend whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Pele’s record of 3 World Cup titles was very difficult to break and still stood today.

Pele won his first World Cup title in Sweden in 1958. At that time, he was only 17 years old, but was already capable of taking the world of football by storm. Pele scored six goals, including 2 in the final against Sweden.

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Pele also set another record as the only footballer to win 3 World Cups, namely in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He was also listed as Brazil’s top scorer or top scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches. Prior to his burial, Pele will lie in bed at Vila Belmiro, the headquarters of Santos FC in the state of São Paulo, the time and date of the event have not been announced.


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