Pele, the legendary football player from Brazil, has passed away at the age of 82

Pele, who won his first World Cup as a teenager, has been considered one of the greatest players in history.

As well as cancer, he was suffering from kidney and heart disease.

On November 29, Pele was hospitalized. Since September 2021, when a tumor was removed from his colon, he has been receiving hospital care.

During his 21-year career, he scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country.

In 2000, Pele was named Fifa's Player of the Century for winning the World Cup three times, in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

"Love and inspiration marked King Pele's journey," read a tweet from his account. Love, love, love, forever."

According to the Brazilian Football Confederation, Pelé was much more than the greatest sportsperson.

With regular updates from the hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento has kept fans informed of his condition.

On Thursday, she posted a picture of Pele's family holding him in the hospital, writing: "Everything we are is thanks to you. Rest in peace.