Pele to Celebrate Christmas in The Hospital as His Cancer Worsened


    Pele will spend Christmas in the hospital for regular treatment due to the advancement of his cancer. The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, claimed the Brazil legend is under proper care as he battles kidney and cardiac dysfunction.

    Pele is also undergoing chemotherapy for the cancer since he had his colon tumor removed in September 2021. It has not been made public yet how much the disease has spread in his body.

    Pele looking good ahead of a Press conference

    The family had decided to stay in the hospital with him to provide any necessary help the 82-year-old may need.

    Earlier, reports claimed that the chemotherapy the doctor is executing on Pele was not working and had been transferred to palliative care. However, his family denied the report.

    Even on his sick bed, He showed great support for Brazil as he watched the Brazilian national team beat South Korea in the Round of 16 of the World Cup.

    Pele smiling when he was asked questions

    When Neymar equaled his 77-goal tally against Croatia, He took to his Instagram account to wish him all the best, despite Brazil losing on penalties.

    He also watched Argentina beat France in the World Cup final. Pele made use of his Instagram account to thank Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates for bringing the title to South America.

    A picture of Pele after he won the World Cup

    Several tributes and well wishes had been pouring out since it became public that Pele is battling for his life.

    Pele sitting on a blue chair

    Pele Children

    Pele has a son named Edinho. He was born on August 27, 1970, and is currently 52 years old. Edinho is the current manager of Lodrina in Brazil.

    The Brazil legend with his son Edinho

    Jennifer Nascimento is the Brazilian legend daughter and is currently 52 years old. She was born on August 27, 1970.

    Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento is a Brazilian politician and Pele’s daughter. She was born on August 24, 1964, and died on October 17, 2006. She died of cancer.

    Another daughter of the football icon is Flávia Christina Kurtz Nascimento.

    Kelly Cristina Nascimento is also Pele’s daughter, and she was born on January 13, 1967. She is 55 years old.

    Joshua Nascimento is Pele’s son. He was born on September 28, 1996, and is currently 26 years old. Joshua plays for Santos FC.

    Celeste Nascimento is Joshua’s sister and was born the same year as Joshua.

    Pele Net worth

    The 82-year-old former Brazil striker is worth $100 million, though he failed to play in Europe. He has other streams of income that include film production, and the player has also appeared in movies like Birth of a Legend and Pele.

    The legend with the three World Cup

    Pele Career Goals

    The Brazil legend weaving to the fans

    With 77 goals in 92 games, He ranks second among all Brazilian goal scorers. He has scored 643 goals in 659 games for Santos, the most ever by a club player.


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