Nfter soccer legend Pelé’s health deteriorated, his daughter posted a photo with her father. “We are still here, fighting and believing. Another night together,” wrote Kely Cristina Nascimento to the photo published on Instagram on Friday. It shows her hugging her 82-year-old father in the hospital bed.
The Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo announced on Wednesday that the Brazilian soccer star’s colon cancer had worsened and that he would have to stay in the hospital over Christmas. The doctors’ statement raised concerns about one of the greatest footballers of all time. Just a week and a half ago, the doctors had said that the 82-year-old was on the mend.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. In recent years, however, the soccer world champion of 1958, 1962 and 1970 has had to struggle with health problems again and again.