Brazilian soccer legend Pele, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died at the age of 82.
The medical report stated that Billy's cause of death was multiple organ failure caused by colon cancer.
Billy's Twitter and Instagram accounts confirmed the sad news, writing, "Addison (Billy) infects everyone with his athleticism, ends a war, does social work across the globe, and spreads what he believes will solve all problems. Stuff: Love. His message today will be a treasure for generations to come. Love, love and love, forever".
His daughter, Kely Nascimento, posted photos of people holding Billy's hands on Instagram, saying, "We are all because of you, we love you infinitely, rest in peace."
Kely Nascimento uploaded a photo of people holding Billy's hands on Instagram, writing "We are all because of you, we love you infinitely, rest in peace."
Billy's health has deteriorated in recent years. In September 2021, he was admitted to the hospital for an operation to remove a colon tumor.
He remained in the hospital for observation and was again admitted to the intensive care unit for acid reflux problems.
At the end of this year, it was reported that he was critically ill, and he was accused of not responding to chemotherapy. He has been hospitalized since November 29 this year. During the entire World Cup in Qatar, he could only watch the game in the ward.
A week after the World Cup final week, his physical condition came under the spotlight again on Christmas Eve.
His daughter Kely Nascimento uploaded a photo of her hugging Billy on the hospital bed on Christmas Eve, and wrote: "We are still here to fight, keep our faith, and spend another night together." The lines seem to imply that his father's illness is not serious. not optimistic.
His mother, Santos, was even photographed by an aerial camera placing a giant white tent on the grass, as if preparing for Billy's funeral.
Ball king Billy once again spreads the critically ill mother will place a giant tent on the grass in Santos, suspected to be in preparation for the funeral
Billy won the World Cup three times in his life.
(Pele official facebook)
Billy was born in Brazil in 1940. His father was a football player who played for the old Brazilian team Fuminiz.
He was born in poverty and played football with his friends on the street when he was young. He joined Santos at the age of 15. Billy, who was only 17 years old in 1958, helped the team win the state league championship. The World Cup held in Sweden in the same year , is the stage where the "ball king" was born.
Billy played against the Soviet Union in the last match of the group stage. At that time, he became the youngest player in the history of the World Cup. Four days later, he made a decisive move against Wales in the top 8 and helped Brazil advance 1-0, becoming the youngest player to score.
Billy then performed a hat-trick in the semi-finals, allowing Brazil to beat France 5:2, and scored twice in the final, defeating the host Sweden with the same score.
In addition to Billy, the "Samba Football Kingdom" also has famous players such as his younger brother, Huahua, Galencha, and Saganu. He won the World Cup for the first time in 1958.
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Billy and Samba football are inseparable.
(Pele official facebook)
In Billy's first goal in the final, the first defender took a step to control the opponent's defender, and then he slammed past the other defender, and then met the ball that fell from a high height with a volley volley.
He debuted early and became famous quickly. Billy then dominated the football world and became a world-recognized football king.
Billy won the World Cup three times in his life and was the king of the last century.
(Pele official facebook)
In the 1962 World Cup in Chile, Billy was absent due to injury after completing the first two group matches, and Brazil still had enough strength to defend the title.
But in the 1966 World Cup in England, Billy was rudely greeted by the enemy guards. In the third group match, he lost to Portugal and was eliminated. After the game, Billy threatened not to play in the World Cup.
However, before the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, he changed his mind and played for his country again.
The 30-year-old Billy, at this time, joined the new generation of Samba stars Li Weilino, Toshito, etc., and entered the final again.
Billy opened the scoring first with a header, assisted twice in the second half, beat Italy 4-1, and lifted the World Cup three times as a player. His achievements are unprecedented, and no player can match him so far.
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In 1970, Billy led the new generation of Brazil to win the World Cup for the third time.
In terms of clubs, Billy only played for two teams in his life. He played for Santos for 18 years and won 6 national leagues and two South American Liberty Cups for the team. game.
In 1975, near the end of the mountain, he moved to the North American Football League and joined the New York Cosmos until his retirement in 1977. His skills and talent were unanimously praised by players of the same generation.
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Billy (right) is pictured with his daughter Keeley (left) before re-entering the intensive care unit after having his colon tumor removed.
After retiring, Billy often participated in football public welfare activities. He once served as an ambassador to the United Nations and once entered politics. In 1995, he became the Minister of Sports of Brazil. He once proposed legislation to supervise local football corruption, but the reform failed and the official position has been lost.
In 1998, the post of Minister of Sports of Brazil was abolished by the president, and Billy lost his public office. He still did not feel disobedient to the country and the government, and participated in assisting Brazil's bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Billy has been active in all walks of life for many years after retiring, but his health is not as good as before. In 2014, he was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment of a urinary tract infection. He also underwent hip surgery. He will need to use assistive equipment to get in and out, and he will have to use a wheelchair instead become a fatal blow.
Billy's son once accused his father of depressive symptoms, which was later denied by Billy.
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