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Tag: Pele

  • Wednesday, January 4th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Pelé laid to rest after procession through streets of Santos

    Only relatives and close friends were allowed at the cemetery where Pelé was buried alongside his father Dondinho

    In a private ceremony attended only by relatives and close friends, Brazil's football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pelé, has laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Necropolis Ecumenical in Santos, the seaside city of São Paulo where he rose to stardom.

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 - 20:04 UTC

    Lula attends Pelé's wake

    President Lula paid his respects to “King” Pelé

    One of the main events Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva had to participate only two days after his inauguration was the wake of former football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento: Pelé.

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Long lines of Brazilians parade by Pele's coffin in Santos

    Pele is to be buried Tuesday at a private cemetery nearby

    Brazilian mourners flocked into the Santos stadium Monday to pay their last respects to the country's most iconic football player ever. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, “O Rei” (The King) passed away last Thursday at the age of 82 due to complications from colon cancer.

  • Friday, December 30th 2022 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil in mourning over Pelé's death

    Pelé is to be buried in Santos, where his heart has stayed since he moved from Minas Gerais

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed three days of national mourning following the death of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento -Pelé- Thursday at the age of 82, while preparations are underway for his burial next Tuesday, one day after President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in.

  • Thursday, December 29th 2022 - 20:07 UTC

    Football legend Pelé dies aged 82

    Pelé remains the only player ever to have won three World Cups and the youngest to lift a world trophy

    Brazil's best footballer of all time and arguably still unmatched, has died Thursday in Sao Paulo where he had been hospitalized a month ago to undergo cancer treatment. His agent, Joe Fraga, confirmed his passing. He was 82.

  • Thursday, December 22nd 2022 - 09:57 UTC

    Pelé health takes turn for the worse

    Despite his deteriorating health, Pelé has been quite active on social media during the 2022 Qatar World Cup

    The latest reports from Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital regarding Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, were anything but encouraging Wednesday.

  • Monday, December 19th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Pelé congratulates Messi and Mbappé for historic World Cup final

    “Surely Diego [Maradona] is smiling now,” Pelé also wrote

    Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, congratulated Argentina's Lionel Messi on winning the World Cup and France's Kylian Mbappé for scoring four goals during Sunday's final.

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    Pelé recovering slowly but no hospital discharge in sight

    Pelé was said to be stable and conscious in a common (non-ICU) room

    Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, has been reported to be improving but doctors are yet to mention when he will be released from the hospital where he is undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 10:17 UTC

    Fans mount vigil at Pele's São Paulo hospital

    The latest medical report mentions “no worsening” of Pele's health

    Fans of the club where Brazilian football legend Pele started his career convened Sunday at the Albert Einstein Hospital, in the western Morumbi area, to show their solidarity for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2022 - 22:35 UTC

    Football: Brazil waits for Pele, Neymar's recovery

    The 82-year-old Pele is not in the Intensive Care Unit after being admitted for chemotherapy

    As the Brazilian squad participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup prepares to face Cameroon Friday without stars Neymar, Danilo, and Alex Sandro due to health issues, the South American country's most iconic player of all times -Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele- remains hospitalized in Sao Paulo fighting cancer.

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