A football legend passes away: King Pele dies aged 82

“We love you to infinity and rest in peace,” Kelly Nascimento wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of family members clasping hands over the former football player at the Albert Hospital. – Einstein He was admitted a month ago from Sao Paulo.

Pele, the king of scores and a statistician’s dream

A hospital report said death was due to multiple organ failure.

The only soccer player to win the World Cup three times (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee in 1999.

Eleven days after the World Cup in Qatar, the announcement of Diego Maradona’s death has shocked all football fans.

Throughout the tournament, “King” Albert-Einstein posted messages on social networks from his hospital room, allowed on November 29, encouraging Brazil or congratulating Messi on his “deserved” coronation with Argentina against France.

In time for Christmas, his daughters posted photos on Instagram of almost the entire family gathered around the soccer legend, thanking them for messages of support from around the world.

Last Friday, Kely Nascimento posted a moving photo of herself tenderly hugging her father as he lay in his hospital bed. We only see part of Pele’s face in this photo, as he wears nasal cannulas to help him breathe.

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