Is Brazil Football Legend Pele Still Alive Or Dead?

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Pele is a Brazilian former professional football player who played as a forward. He was born in 1940, in Três Coraces, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. There’s a rumour on the Internet that Pele is dead. This article will tell you if Pele is still alive or dead. Let us investigate.

Do You Know Pele?

Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pelé was born in Brazil on October 23, 1940. He played as a forward for a professional football team. FIFA called him “the greatest” and said he was one of the best players of all time. He was one of the best-known and most successful athletes of the 20th century.

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named him Athlete of the Century, and Time magazine put him on its list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. In 2000, Pelé was named the World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

He also shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with another player. The fact that he scored 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, including friendlies, is a Guinness World Record.

Is Brazil Football Legend Pele Still Alive Or Dead?

In light of the fact that former Brazilian football player Pele was recently hospitalized, a post paying tribute to Pele and saying that he is dead is being shared on social media. Let’s see if what was said in the post is true.

As of the most recent report from Reuters on December 17, 2022, Pele, who is 82 years old, was getting better after being hospitalized last week to reevaluate his treatment for colon cancer.

Medical staff at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital told reporters that he was also being treated for a respiratory infection, stayed in a regular hospital room with stable vital signs, and was aware.

Also, on December 5, Pele said that he’ll support his team by watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and South Korea from the hospital.

In response, when Brazil won the game, the players dedicated it to Pele, who was sick, and wished him a quick recovery. Also, Pele’s daughter, Flavia Nascimento, denied rumours that he was getting care for the end of his life.

In short, Pele is still alive and is in stable condition after being hospitalized recently. There are false rumours on social media that he has died.

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