Former Brazilian footballer Pelé, considered by many to be the best in history, celebrates 81 years animated this Saturday despite his fragile health after an operation to remove a tumor that kept him hospitalized for a month in September.
«My birthday is coming! Have you already prepared the cake? “He wrote on social networks the day before, along with a smiling photo eating a cake decorated with a playing field and a soccer ball.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the only footballer to win three World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970), is undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which treats people with cancer.
However, no diagnosis was confirmed after he was discharged on September 30, after surgery to remove a tumor in the colon that left him in intensive care for several days.
This week, the former Verdeamarela star assured in his networks that every day he is “closer to scoring a goal.”
On Saturday morning, the greetings were multiplying. The Santos Fútbol Club, where Pelé shone and developed his career, wished him “long life” and dedicated a message to him on the networks: “Happy birthday (…) And thank you very much for existing.”
«King, athlete of the century, the best of all time, the greatest in history. The label may vary, but the essence is always the same: Pelé, Eterno y Infinito », added the club.
Santos also announced a tribute to their idol in the game that they will play this afternoon against América for Brasileirao. The players will wear a shield designed in honor of Pelé on their jerseys.
In addition, after 10 minutes of play, the fans will sing happy birthday to the legendary ‘shirt’ 10, and videos will be shown with greetings from sports and music personalities, Santos explained. (AFP)
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