The Saints Brazilian, in which Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pele’ was immortalized and of the one who continues to be the greatest idol, presented his new shield on Tuesday, in which a crown stands out in tribute to ‘O King’, at a time when the health of the three-time world champion is cause for global concern.
The shield that will stamp the uniforms of the São Paulo team from next January has a crown on the emblem and between the stars that represent the world club titles of 1962 and 1963, which the Saints he conquered when he still had in his ranks the man considered by many to be the best footballer in the world.
The new shield, provided for in the statute that the club’s management approved last November, will adorn the uniforms of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, both professional and youth, as well as those of the futsal teams of the Saints.
The tribute was presented at a press conference this Tuesday at the club headquarters, in which the team was announced Under-20 that will play the Brazilian championship of the category next January.
The official debut of the uniform with the new shield is scheduled for January 4, when the Santos Sub-20 team will face Sao Raymond in the city of saint andre.
The uniform with the crown, however, was already used in a match in October 2019 by the Venezuelan attacker Yeferson Soteldowho wears the ’10’ shirt at Santos, as a tribute to the ‘Eternal Shirt 10’ on the anniversary of Pele this year.
The state of health of Pelé, 82, has been attracting attention in Brazil and the world of football since last Wednesday, when the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulowhere he has been admitted since November 29, reported the worsening of colon cancer that he was diagnosed with in 2021.
According to the hospital’s latest medical bulletin, released that day, the former soccer player is receiving care related to “kidney and heart dysfunction.” The three-time world champion He was hospitalized to evaluate a change in the chemotherapy treatment he had been receiving since the colon tumor was detected in September last year.
Days later, the hospital reported that it was also treating him for a respiratory infection that, according to his daughters, he suffered as a result of an infection of Covid-19.
Many of the children and grandchildren of Peleas well as his wife, spent the night of Christmas at Albert Einstein, where the former soccer player has been hospitalized since November 29.