Pelé, the Brazilian soccer legend who had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021, has died at 82.
“Everything we are is because of you,” his daughter Kely Nascimento wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”
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
Pelé is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
He is considered a national hero in Brazil and is one of the most famous and successful footballers in the history of the sport.
Pelé is best known for his performances for the Brazilian national team, with which he won three World Cup titles, and for his club career with Santos and New York Cosmos.
Pelé is also known for his charitable work and his efforts to promote peace and understanding through sport.