Soccer legend Pelé has been transferred to palliative care in his home country of Brazil, according to multiple reports.
The Brazilian star was transferred after his chemotherapy stopped having expected results.
Pelé was admitted into a hospital earlier this week, as he has been in a fight with colon cancer. He had the tumor removed in September 2021, and has been undergoing chemotherapy since.
His daughter, Kely Nascimento, initially said there was “no emergency” regarding her father. She added he was in the hospital to regulate his medication.
He was admitted to re-evaluate his cancer treatment and was later diagnosed with a respiratory infection.
Pelé is being treated at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo.
Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. He helped Brazil to wins in the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970 and is the country’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches for the national team.