Pele passed away after a struggle with cancer

•  Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, the legend of Brazilian football and one of the most important names in the history of the green rectangle, died at the age of 82, after his health deteriorated in recent days.

•  Pele had stopped responding to chemotherapy, which he began undergoing in September last year, following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in the intestine.

•  And the Brazilian daily "Vola" had reported that Pele had undergone palliative care, a condition that is reached with terminally ill patients, and that came in the period Last.

Pele passed away after a struggle with cancer

•  But the Brazilian legend could not overcome that ordeal and died after a great journey and a huge contribution to his country that he made over the years, whether through his presence on or off the field.

•  Pele was the first to bring the World Cup to samba dancers in 1958, then he won the 1962 and 1970 World Cups, after which he became the first Brazilian legend throughout history.