Brazilian football legend Pele, who recently had surgery to remove a tumor, called on his fans today, Wednesday, to start celebrating his career because he is "closer to the goal."

As if predicting his imminent death.

In what he understood to be mourning himself, Pele wrote on Twitter, "I invite you to prepare to celebrate with me because at the end of each day I am getting closer to the goal."

Sugiro que comece a pegar fôlego para comemorar comigo, porque a cada dia que passa eu estou mais perto do gol.

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I suggest you start to catch your breath to celebrate with me, because with each passing day I get closer to the goal.

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— Pelé (@Pele) October 20, 2021

Pele did not reveal any details, but the former Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos player - who will complete 81 years on October 23 this year - has been in poor health for some time.

He is now undergoing chemotherapy after removing a tumor last September.

During his career with the Brazil national team, and at club level with Santos and New York Cosmos, and for many years afterwards;

Experts see Pele as the greatest footballer of all time.

Maradona and Lionel Messi disputed this overwhelming love after that, but the name of the Brazilian striker remains engraved in the hearts of fans of the game.

Pele is still the only player to win the World Cup 3 times, and scored more than a thousand goals during his professional career.

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