Hospitalized football icon Pele says he's 'strong,  

By Madhupriya

December 4,2022

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The former Santos and New York Cosmos player underwent ongoing treatment after having a colon tumour removed in September 2021. With Brazil, Pelé won three World Cups in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

What is happening to Pele?

Pele, a former football star for Brazil, was transferred to end-of-life care at a hospital in Sao Paulo on Saturday after his chemotherapy treatment for cancer no longer worked. Bowel cancer was identified in Pele in September 2021.

What is Pelé's illness?

Pele, a Brazilian football legend, announced his retirement from the league on October 1, 1977, at the age of 36, during an exhibition match for the New York Cosmos versus Santos, his former Brazilian team.

How old was Pelé when he quit?

At the age of 17, he dominated the FIFA World Cup in 1958, and thanks to his never-ending brilliance, he repeated the feat in 1970. Pele participated in 1,363 games, scored 1,281 goals, and won three World Cups. Brazil went 12-1-1 in his four World Cup appearances. Many people consider Pelé to be the best football player that has ever lived.

Who's the greatest soccer player of all time?

One of the greatest players in history is Pele. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi, who took home his seventh Ballon D'Or, possesses exceptional mobility and a wide range of abilities. They are widely renowned for breaking numerous world cup hat trick records.

Is Pelé or Messi better?

According to a statement made on Saturday by the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazilian soccer legend Pele's condition is stable and he is responding favourably to treatment for a lung infection. Since Tuesday, the 82-year-old has been a patient in the hospital.

Is Pele still in hospital?