in Brazil, they began preparing for the farewell to the legendary Pele (video)

in Brazil, they began preparing for the farewell to the legendary Pele (video)

The life of the legendary Brazilian football player is coming to an end.

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The legendary Brazilian football player Pele is in the hospital in an extremely serious condition.

According to the media, chemotherapy, which the 82-year-old ex-striker of the Brazilian national team is undergoing, is no longer helping and cancer continues to eat Pele from the inside.

Against the background of bad news from the hospital, the football club “Santos”, in which Pele spent most of his career, began preparations to say goodbye to the “King of Football”.

At the stadium of the “Vila Belmiro” club, a large tent was set up in the center of the field, in which stands a golden coffin with the image of Pele on the sides.

It is reported that Pele’s relatives and friends came to him at the hospital to say goodbye.

Let’s add that Pele was hospitalized at the end of November. The media reported that the former striker of the Brazilian national team was transferred to the palliative care unit, as his body no longer responded to chemotherapy in the fight against intestinal cancer.

However, the football player’s daughters Kelly and Flavia denied these reports, saying that the reason for their father’s hospitalization was the coronavirus.

We will remind you that in September 2021, Pele was diagnosed with a colon tumor.

Pele: career and main achievements of the “King of Football”

  • During his career, Pele played for two clubs: the Brazilian “Santos” and the American “New York Cosmos”.
  • As part of the Brazilian national team, the forward won the World Cup three times – in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
  • Pele is the only football player in history who became the world champion three times as a player.
  • Pele is still Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 goals in 92 games.
  • In 1999, the International Olympic Committee recognized the Brazilian athlete of the century. Pele was also recognized as the FIFA player of the century.

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