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Pele, the great Brazilian footballer and 3-time World Cup winner, dies after battling colon cancer

Pele, the great Brazilian footballer and 3-time FIFA World Cup winner, died at the age of 82, he was suffering from colon cancer.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Three-time FIFA World Cup-winning Brazilian footballer Pele passed away at the age of 82. The former Brazilian footballer died of colon cancer after he stopped responding to the chemotherapy treatment. His daughter Kelly Nascimento gave this information on her Instagram. She wrote, ‘Whatever we are, we are because of you. We love you infinitely. Be at peace.

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Considered one of the greatest players in the world, Pelé is the only player to win the FIFA World Cup three times. He was suffering from cancer. He was admitted to the hospital on 29 November due to difficulty in breathing. Where he died.

Pele is the only player to lift the FIFA World Cup thrice – in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

Pele’s real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, he was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracos, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Pele is the highest goalscorer for Brazil. He has scored 77 goals in 92 matches. As a footballer, Pelé is the only player to win the FIFA World Cup three times. Pele won the FIFA World Cup in the years 1958, 1962 and 1970.

On November 29, Pele was admitted to the hospital after having trouble breathing, he had been receiving chemotherapy continuously since the removal of a colon tumor in the year 2021. Here he also stopped responding to chemotherapy treatment. After this, he was shifted to palliative care. After the death of Banana, there is an atmosphere of mourning among his fans around the world. The world has lost a great footballer.

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