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Pelé

Brazilian footballer (1940–2022)

Pelé is ...

Dead

Born 23 October 1940 in Três Corações
Died 29 December 2022 in Morumbi District and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Age 82 years, 2 months
Cause colorectal cancer and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Brazil
Birth name Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Manner of death natural causes
Place of burial Santos high-rise cemetery
Father Dondinho
Spouse Assíria Nascimento and Marcia Aoki
Child Edson Cholbi Nascimento and Sandra Regina Machado
Occupation association football player, politician, film actor and actor
Height 1.73m (5'8")
Weight 74kg (163.1lbs)
Country for sport Brazil
Handedness right-handedness
Position held Minister of Sports of Brazil
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Order of Rio Branco, honorary citizen of Baltimore, Distinguished Guest of Mexico City, Llaves de la Ciudad de México, BBC World Sport Star of the Year, South American Footballer of the Year, National Order of Merit, Ballon d'Or Dream Team, FWA Tribute Award, Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, FIFA Order of Merit, FIFA Player of the Century, Olympic Order, FIFA Presidential Award, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Marca Leyenda, World Cup Golden Ball and Officer of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite
Nickname O Rei, Pel\u00e9, Dico, A P\u00e9rola Negra and O Rei do Futebol
Twitter username Pele
Instagram username pele
Sport association football
Participant in 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1962 FIFA World Cup, 1958 FIFA World Cup and 2014 Copa Libertadores
Significant event death and state funeral of Pelé
Member of sports team Santos F.C., Brazil national football team, New York Cosmos, Bauru Atlético Clube and Santos F.C.

About Pelé

Edson Arantes do Nascimento born on 23 October 1940 in Três Corações to Dondinho. He is a citizen of Brazil. He represents Brazil for sport. He died on 29 December 2022 in Morumbi District and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein from a colorectal cancer and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome at age 82 years, 2 months. He is buried at Santos high-rise cemetery.

He was a Brazilian footballer (1940–2022).

Pelé has had two spouses: Assíria Nascimento and Marcia Aoki. He has two children Edson Cholbi Nascimento and Sandra Regina Machado.

Pelé has worked as an association football player, politician, film actor and actor. He has has won Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Order of Rio Branco, honorary citizen of Baltimore, Distinguished Guest of Mexico City, Llaves de la Ciudad de México, BBC World Sport Star of the Year, South American Footballer of the Year, National Order of Merit, Ballon d'Or Dream Team, FWA Tribute Award, Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, FIFA Order of Merit, FIFA Player of the Century, Olympic Order, FIFA Presidential Award, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Marca Leyenda, World Cup Golden Ball and Officer of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite. He played for Santos F.C., Brazil national football team, New York Cosmos and Bauru Atlético Clube. He has participated in 1970 FIFA World Cup, 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1962 FIFA World Cup, 1958 FIFA World Cup and 2014 Copa Libertadores. Significant events include death and state funeral of Pelé.

Pelé has held the position of Minister of Sports of Brazil.

His height is 1.73m (5 ft, 8 in). His handedness is right-handedness.

He is also known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento and Pele.

About Death

In 2021, Pelé was diagnosed with colon cancer. He underwent surgery the same month, and has since gone through several rounds of chemotherapy. In early 2022, metastasis were detected in the intestine, lung and liver. On November 29, he was admitted to the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo due to a respiratory infection after he contracted COVID-19 and for reassessment of the treatment of his colon cancer. On December 3, 2022, it was reported that Pelé had become unresponsive to chemotherapy and that it was replaced with palliative care.