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Pelé, hospitalized: last minute and live news about his health


The soccer legend is admitted to the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in Sao Paulo. Follow the latest news about his health here.

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7 hours ago

What health problems has Pele had?

Pelé was hospitalized on November 29 for a respiratory infection and “re-evaluation of chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer identified in September 2021,” according to the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in Sao Paulo.

"He's sick, he's old, but right now he's there with a lung infection, and when he gets better he'll come home. He's not saying goodbye," Kely Nascimento, daughter of the Brazilian soccer star, said in an interview with Globo TV to beginning of December.

The daughter explained that the former star of the Brazilian team and Santos had had a coronavirus and that he is vaccinated with all doses, but the medication he receives against cancer makes him weaker and in this context he developed a lung infection.

Colon cancer treatments

On September 6, 2021, Pelé announced on his social media that he had undergone surgery to remove a tumor from his colon two days earlier.

At the end of that month, on September 30, he was discharged from the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been operated on.

Doctors identified the cancer after discovering abnormalities in her colon during a routine exam, according to a Reuters report at the time.

At that time it was already announced that the former player would have to receive chemotherapy treatment.

Pelé's multiple operations throughout his life

From 2012 onwards, O Rei underwent multiple interventions.

The first of which CNN is aware was in November of that year, when he underwent hip surgery in a hospital in Sao Paulo.

The objective of this surgery was the placement of a prosthesis at the junction of the femur with the pelvis, according to Conmebol, which reported years later a second operation that was done in New York to correct a displacement of the piece.

Two years later, in November 2014, he underwent an operation to remove kidney stones.

That same month, after the operation, he was again admitted to the hospital with a urinary tract infection.

In 2015 he had to undergo prostate surgery.

The doctors said at that time that Pelé suffered from benign hyperplasia, that is, an enlarged prostate, and that she did not have tumors or cancer.

What they did was perform a transurethral resection to alleviate the urinary symptoms caused by the enlarged prostate.

Read more here. 

14 hours ago

Some facts about the life and career of Pelé

Here's a look into the life of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, a professional Brazilian soccer player.

During his World Cup appearances, he scored 12 goals in 14 matches.

He played in four World Cups and his Brazilian team won three (1958, 1962, 1970).

Date of birth:

October 23, 1940

Place of birth:

Três Corações, Brazil

Birth name:

Edson Arantes do Nascimento


João Ramos do Nascimento, known as “Dondinho”, soccer player


Celeste Arantes do Nascimento


Marcia Cibele Aoki (2016-present), Assíria Lemos (1994-2010, divorced), Rosemeri Cholbi (1966-1978, divorced)


with Rosemeri Cholbi: Kely, Edson and Jennifer;

with Anisia Machado: Sandra (died of cancer in 2006);

with Lenita Kurtz: Flavia Christina;

with Assíria Lemos: Joshua and Celeste

Other facts

His nicknames include Pérola Negra (Black Pearl), O Rei (The King) and Dico.

He began playing soccer professionally at the age of 15.

His position was left inside forward (forward), his jersey number was 10 and he played for Santos Football Club from 1956 to 1974.

He won his first World Cup at the age of 17.

The president of Brazil declared Pelé a national treasure, which prevented him from signing for a team outside of Brazil.

It received its name in honor of Thomas Edison.

He has multiple memoirs, including "Pelé: My Life and the Beautiful Game," "My Life in Pictures," and "Pelé: The Autobiography."

He appeared in several movies in the 1970s and 1980s.

He composed the soundtrack for the film “Pelé (1977)”, as well as other musical pieces.

Pelé Day is celebrated in Santos, Brazil, on November 19 of each year, to mark the date of his 1,000th goal.

He scored 1,281 goals in his professional career (in 1,363 games).

He has been a spokesperson for Viagra.

15 hours ago

Why is Pelé considered one of the best soccer players in history?

Why is Pelé considered one of the best soccer players in history?

  • The Brazilian soccer player, currently 82 years old, played in four World Cups, of which he won three (in 1958, 1962, 1970).

  • Pelé scored 12 goals in 14 matches of those World Cups

  • In addition, he converted 1,281 goals in his professional career in 1,363 games


16 hours ago

Pelé, famous among celebrities: his life in pictures

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born on October 23, 1940. He was photographed here at the Olympic stadium in Barcelona on September 2, 2017. Credit: Xavi Torrent/Getty Images

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Pelé, wearing his Santos jersey, smiles before playing a friendly match against the French club "Racing", on June 13, 1961. Credit: AFP via Getty Images

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Pelé is the son of another soccer player, João Ramos do Nascimento, known as "Dondinho".

In this photo, Pele dribbles past a defender during a friendly match between Malmoe and Brazil on May 8, 1960. His team won 7-1.

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I fought with her mother Celeste Arantes in March 1965. Credit: AP

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Pelé, at 17, cries on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gylmar Dos Santos Neves (right) after Brazil's 5-2 victory over Sweden in the World Cup final on June 29, 1958. Credit: PA

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The Brazilian soccer team poses before the World Cup final in Stockholm on June 29, 1958. Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 to win their first World Cup.

Credit: AP

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Friendly match between Brazil and Atlético de Madrid on June 21, 1966 at the Santagio Bernabeu stadium before the World Cup.

Credit: AFP via Getty Images

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His nicknames are "Pérola Negra" (Black Pearl), "O Rei" (The King) and "Dico".

Credit: Lemyr Marvins/Getty Images

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Pelé with his teammates as he arrived in the UK for the 1966 FIFA World Cup on June 25, 1966. Credit: Len Trievnor/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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July 1966: Despite his disappointment, Pelé congratulates the Portugal team after beating Brazil 3-1 in the 1966 World Cup. Credit: Central Press / Getty Images

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He started playing soccer professionally at the age of 15.

His position was center forward, his jersey number was 10, and he played for the Santos Soccer Club from 1956 to 1974. Credit: AP

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Pelé hugs Mario Zagallo after the latter's appointment as coach of the Brazilian soccer team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 19, 1970. Credit: AP

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Pelé celebrates with his teammates as he holds the FIFA Jules Rimet Cup after Brazil's 4-1 victory over Italy at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on June 21, 1970. Credit: AP

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With this victory at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico, Pelé became the first player to win three World Cups.

Credit: AP

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Pelé makes the victory sign on December 20, 1971 during a press conference in Paris.

Credit: AFP via Getty Images

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Pelé, surrounded by a large crowd on March 30, 1971 on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Credit: STAFF/AFP via Getty Images

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In 1975 Pelé signed a contract to play for the New York Cosmos.

In the photo the Brazilian plays against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on May 19, 1977. Credit: AP / Jim Bourdier

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Pelé walks onto the field before a crowd of 73,669 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on August 25, 1977. Credit: AP/Ray Stubblebine

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Pele, center, with other former Santos players, pose next to the Libertadores trophy during the team's centenary celebration in Santos, Brazil, April 14, 2012. Credit: AP/Nelson Antoine

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Pelé poses in the new "Friends Arena" in Solna, near Stockholm, during a meeting with former players of the Brazilian and Swedish national teams on August 14, 2012. Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

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Queen Elizabeth II, on a tour of South America, smiles after giving Pelé a drink in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 10, 1968. At left is Prince Felipe.

Credit: AP

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Pelé appears with Johnny Carson on the "Tonight Show" on May 9, 1973. Credit: AP / Allen Green

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May 8, 1973: Pelé holds a ball that he autographed for US President Richard Nixon.

Credit: AP/Henry Burroughs

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Pelé during an interview at Rockefeller Plaza in New York in July 1975, when he was a player for the Cosmos.

Credit: AP/Suzanne Vlamis

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Artist Andy Warhol, left, takes a photograph of Pelé to paint a portrait of the soccer player, on July 27, 1977 in New York.

Credit: AP/Claudia Larson

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Pelé with Pope John Paul II during a private audience at the Vatican on March 18, 1987. Credit: AP / Arturo Arturo Mari

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Pelé along with presenter Maria das Graças Meneghel (known as Xuxa) during the 36th edition of the Cannes film festival on May 14, 1983. Credit: RALPH GATTI/AFP via Getty Images

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A photo of two sports icons who marked the second half of the 20th century: Pelé and Muhammad Ali, photographed on November 19, 1999. Mark Sandten/Bongarts/Getty Images

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January 12, 1997: Portugal's Eusebio and Pelé meet before the FIFA Player of the Year announcement.

Credit: Getty Images

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Pelé with Frenchman Just Fontaine on July 7, 1998. Credit: PEDRO UGARTE / AFP via Getty Images

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Joao Havelange, then president of FIFA, Pelé and Joseph Blatter, secretary general of the federation.

Credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP via Getty Images

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May 23, 1988: Pelé with Argentine Diego Maradona with and Frenchman Michel Platini in France.

Credit: AP/Lionel Cironneau

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Diego Armando Maradona photographed in a hammock with Pelé, during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday, May 13, 1995. Credit: AP / G. Copolla

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November 2, 2000: Sir Elton John and Pelé with the FA Cup in the players' locker room at Wembley Stadium, London.

Credit: Clive Mason/ALLSPORT

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March 26, 2000: Pelé attends the Brazilian Grand Prix and greets David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella on the podium.

Credit: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images

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Pele hugs Diego Maradona on December 11, 2000 at a FIFA ceremony in Rome, Italy.

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images

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Franz Beckenbauer of Germany, Pele of Brazil and Bobby Charlton of England smile for a photo during the preliminary draw for the Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup in Tokyo on December 7, 1999. Credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

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Pele congratulates Ronaldo after the 2002 World Cup final at the Yokohama stadium in Japan, Sunday June 30.

Credit: AP/Dusan Vranic

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Pele meets former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 17, 2007. Credit: FIFA / BACKPAGEPIX / AFP via Getty Images

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The former soccer player has several memoirs, including "Pelé: My Life and the Beautiful Game," "My Life in Pictures" and "Pelé: The Autobiography."

Credit: by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

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Pele promoting a book on April 1, 2014 in New York City.

Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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Cristiano Ronaldo receives the 2008 FIFA footballer of the year award from Pele on January 12, 2009. Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

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Pelé greets architect Oscar Niemeyer on November 4, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Credit: AP / Felipe Dana

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Frenchman Eric Cantona and Pelé at a New York Cosmos team event in London on August 2, 2011. Credit: AP/Sang Tan

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Pelé and singer Gilberto Gil during a screening at the Cannes film festival on May 18, 2005. Credit: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP via Getty Images

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Pele along with Colombian singer Shakira and FIFA President Sepp Blatter during the Ballon d'Or ceremony on January 9, 2012. Credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

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January 9, 2012: Lionel Messi, Pelé, Sir Alex Ferguson, Dani Alves, Neymar, Ronaldo and Lothar Matthäus pose at the Ballon d'Or ceremony.

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Pele is pictured with former players Kaka and David Beckham before the 2014 Brazil World Cup final at the Maracanã stadium on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Pele cries as he receives an honorary Ballon d'Or during a ceremony in Zurich on January 13, 2014. Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

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Pele speaks to children during the inauguration of a soccer field in the Mineira favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 10, 2014. Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

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Pelé poses with French soccer player Kylian Mbappé at an event in Paris on April 2, 2019. Credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

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February 7, 2003: Christie's auction house shows some Pelé objects;

a jersey worn by him after the 1970 World Cup, a pair of cleats from when he scored his 1000th goal and a letter of authenticity from his original contract with Santos FC from 1960. Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP via Getty Images

16 hours ago

What we know about Pelé's health

By Reuters

Pelé's family has been with him in his hospital bed in recent days.

This is what we know about the health of the Brazilian soccer star:

  • Pele, 82, has been in Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital since late November.

  • Doctors said this week that Pele's cancer had advanced and he required care related to kidney and heart dysfunction.

  • Pelé has received regular medical treatment since having a tumor removed from his colon in September last year.

1 day ago

"One more night with him," says Pele's daughter as she thanks the hospital staff

Kely Nascimento, Pelé's daughter, shared on her Instagram account a family photo inside the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo.

He accompanied the image with a message of thanks to the institution's staff: "Even in sadness, we just have to be grateful. Thank you for being together, thank you for all your love, thank you for being here with him now," and added wishing a merry christmas.

"One more night with him," he said.

2 days ago

Brazilian artist painted a mural of Pelé

By Jose Manuel Rodriguez

A Brazilian artist's tribute to Pelé 0:42

Brazilian artist Kobra did it as a tribute to the 82-year-old icon who is hospitalized in Sao Paulo.

2 days ago

Pelé's son arrives to visit his father in the hospital

By Maija Ehlinger

Pelé's son and soccer coach, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, commonly known as Edinho, arrived at the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo this Saturday, according to an Instagram post by his sister Kely Nascimento.

Nascimento also posted a photo with her brother and other family members from inside the hospital where her father and soccer legend has been since late November, writing in the caption that "I won't leave, no one will take me out of here".

2 days ago

Pelé supported Lionel Messi and Argentina in the Qatar 2022 semifinals

Pelé supported Messi in the World Cup semifinal in Qatar 0:36

2 days ago

Pelé's daughter shares touching photo with her father

By Marcia Reverdosa, Maija Ehlinger, Heather Chen

La hija de la leyenda del fútbol brasileño Pelé acudió a Instagram el viernes por la noche para publicar un conmovedor tributo y una foto de su padre en el Hospital Judío Albert Einstein en São Paulo.

En esta foto compartida por Kely Nascimento en Instagram a última hora del 23 de diciembre, se ve a la familia de Pele apoyándolo en el hospital. Kely Nascimento/Instagram

“Seguimos aquí, en la lucha y en la fe. Una noche más juntos”, escribió Kely Nascimento.

Sus palabras acompañaron una foto que la muestra abrazando a su padre mientras él yace en una cama de hospital. En la foto también se puede ver a la nieta de Pelé, Sophia.

Hace 2 días

Pelé, internado en el hospital desde el 29 de noviembre

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, “O Rei”, se encuentra internado desde el 29 de noviembre en el Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein para recibir tratamiento de una infección respiratoria y para una reevaluación del tratamiento de quimioterapia que se le sigue por un tumor en el colon.

El hospital informó que Pelé "presenta progresión de la enfermedad oncológica y requiere mayores cuidados relacionados con las disfunciones renales y cardíacas".

"El paciente sigue hospitalizado en una habitación común, bajo los cuidados necesarios del equipo médico", dijeron los profesionales del centro médico esta semana.

Los tratamientos contra el cáncer de colon de Pelé

On September 6, 2021, Pelé announced on his social media that he had undergone surgery to remove a tumor from his colon two days earlier.

On September 30, he was discharged from the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been operated on.

Doctors identified the cancer after discovering abnormalities in her colon during a routine exam, Reuters reported at the time.

At that time, it was announced that the former player would have to receive chemotherapy.


Source: cnnespanol

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