Brazilian soccer and sports legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, passed away yesterday afternoon in Sao Paulo, in a hospital in Brazil. 2022 has brought so much bitterness and various bad news and ends with one of the worst news.
The historic champion had been hospitalized since November 29, 2022 and had been in serious condition for days, with the entire family attending the champion’s bedside. Pelé is one of the footballers who changed the history of the sport, an icon not only in Brazil but throughout the world and a boy who loved football more than anything.
In 2021 he was diagnosed with cancer, he was hospitalized and operated, but since then the champion’s condition has never improved. Pele died at the age of 82. We are talking about a legend from Santos and Brazil, the only man in the history of this sport to have won three World Cups.
Even the tennis world is mourning Pelé. The Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has published an Instagram Stories to honor the footballer, many have wanted to greet the legend of Pelé and also the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal has published a splendid message on Instagram: During the night, during the United States Cup and Before Brazil Italy, the ATP staged a beautiful memory video for what is considered one of the strongest players in the history of this sport.
During the night the match between Brazil and Italy was played and the moved green and gold team made some statements, beginning with the tennis player Luisa Stefani. Even the champion Roger Federer posted a photo on social networks that immortalizes him with his friend and published: “Pelé left us today.
He went to heaven with Coutinho, his great teammate at Santos. He is now in the company of many eternal stars: Didi, Garrincha, Nilton Santos, Socrates, Maradona. He left a certainty: there was never a number 10 like him.”
Sven Swinnen on King Roger
118th in the world at 20, Dominic Stricker is considered by many observers to be one of the successors to Swiss tennis and Roger Federer. His coach, Sven Swinnen, interviewed by the ATP site, spoke about Federer’s legacy and his influence on the new generation of which his player is a part.
“We will always say the same kind of thing to young children. Everyone goes their own way, focus on that, focus on improving and it’s just great to have someone like Roger in Switzerland. This may also motivate them to play. They also get to know him. Dominic played with him a few times, so that was a good experience as well.”