Brazilian and football legend Pele has passed away at 82 after sustaining cardiac and renal dysfunction.
The former Santos player has been hospitalized at Albert Einstein hospital in Sau Polo after being diagnosed with colon cancer earlier in late November.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento popularly known as Pele, began his career in Santos at the age of 18, and for the Selecao (Brazilian national team) a year later, coming on to the big stage at the age of 17.
Pele has long been considered the greatest ever player to grace football because of his glittering career, winning the world cup thrice and scoring numerous goals. He’s the only player in history to win the world cup on 3 occasions.
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In his 20 years of professional football from 1957 to 1977, the Brazilian scored 757 goals in 831 games, becoming the first player to reach the figure, though Santos FC claimed to be around 1,000.