The family of legendary football player Pele was a tragedy

The family of a legend of world football Pele was a tragedy – the death of his brother Gair of Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Zek.

It is reported by Globo Esporte.

According to the publication, the cause of death of former player was prostate cancer.

Zeca Nascimento, the younger brother of Pele. From 1961 to 1962, he played for Santos, but for the team spent a total of 15 matches in which he scored 4 goals. After that, the brother of Pele left professional football and concentrated on the family business.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 26, at the memorial cemetery in Santos. At the moment it is not known whether to attend the ceremony himself, Pele who underwent surgery for a hip replacement in February 2020. Earlier, Edinho, the son of Pele, said that the father has problems with rehabilitation.

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