A legend of Brazilian and world football of all time has just left on December 29. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, PeleHe was considered one of the best players in history and the best of his time. He was 82 years old and had been hospitalized in Sao Paulo for a month due to complications from the cancer that he was diagnosed with in 2021.
The situation became more serious in the last month due to kidney problems. However, the Brazilian star gave signs of being aware of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“Thank you Mbappé, happy to see you break another of my records in this World Cup!” He published in one of his messages on social networks. Additionally, he consoled striker Richarlison when Brazil was knocked out of the tournament.
The French 10 was one of the first to react to the news: «The King of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten. EPD KING », he published.
The king of football has left us but his legacy will never be forgotten.
RIP KING 💔👑… pic.twitter.com/F55PrcM2Ud
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) December 29, 2022
The King, as he was also called, was born in Tres Coraçoes, in the state of Minas Gerais, on October 23, 1940. He was a three-time world champion with the Brazilian team (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and Mexico 1970).