Brazilian legend Pele has died at the age of 82 after battling colon cancer.
Pele, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time was declared dead on Thursday evening.
He has been on a sick bed and under monitoring since November and even battled through Christmas as members of his family spent the holiday at the hospital beside him.
He was first diagnosed in September 2021 with colon cancer.
During his international career, he won three World Cups – in 1958, 1962 and 1970 – the only player to achieve this.
His glittering 20-year career from 1957 to 1977 saw him score 757 goals in 831 games, although Santos claims his tally was closer to 1,000.