Pele’ is very ill

Pele’, considered the world’s greatest football player of all time, said watching Brazil in the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday gave him energy despite the seriousness of his medical condition. 

Pele’ may be entering the final stop of his storied career where presidents and other world leaders begged him for his autograph, said he is feeling fine after watching Brazil play in World Cup in Qatar.  

Pele’ is being treated for colon cancer and also has a respiratory infection. He was hospitalized Tuesday for what was described as “a reassessment of chemotherapy treatment.” 



The cancer was detected last year, according to a statement from the Sao Paulo Hospital, the Folha de Sao Paulo reported. 

A message from Pele’ indicates he is staying “calm and positive” in the wake of reports he’s in the end-stages of life. 

Pele’, whose given name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was admitted to a palliative care unit at a Brazilian hospital, according to reports. He is 82.

Pele’, nicknamed “Black Pearl,” led Brazil to three World Cup championships in 1958, 1962, and 1970, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos. 

In the 1958 World Cup, he scored two goals in the championship game against Sweden.