According to multiple reports, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has been moved to end-of-life care at the Israel Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian football legend was hospitalized on Tuesday with generalized swelling and heart problems, and was reportedly on chemo medication.
The 82-year-old has been undergoing cancer treatment since September 2021, when he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his colon.
Pele is currently reportedly receiving only palliative care for shortness of breath and pain.
Pele has responded well to antibiotic treatment for a respiratory infection and is in stable condition with “a general improvement in his health,” according to a medical report released Friday.
Brazilian fans showed their support for Pele as his national team lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the World Cup on Friday. They put up a banner with an image of him holding a soccer ball and the words “Pele, get well soon” and a large flag. It was decorated.
Pele thanked his fans for their support through his Instagram account. he wrote: It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thank you Qatar for this tribute and everyone who sent me good vibes! ”
Brazil’s all-time top scorer, Pele is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He started playing football for his club his Santos at the age of 15. Officially, Pele scored 757 goals in his 831 games from 1957 to 1977, but Santos claims his record is closer to his 1,000.
He has a history of three World Cup wins in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Currently, Kylian Mbappe is the only player to match Pele’s seven World Cup goals before the age of 24.