Former Brazilian striker and one of the greatest footballers in history, Pele has been re-hospitalized. He continues to receive treatment after removing a tumor in his colon, reports Reuters.
The source said the 80-year-old Brazilian was admitted to the Albert Einstein Clinic in São Paulo. Pele's condition is stable and he is scheduled to be discharged in the next few days.
As a reminder, in September Pele underwent an operation to remove a tumor in his colon. In recent years, he has struggled with a number of serious health problems, including complications associated with hip replacement surgery, as well as kidney and prostate diseases.
As you know, Pele played for the Brazilian & quot; Santos & quot; and the American “ New York Cosmos. '' As part of the Brazilian national team, the striker won the World Cup three times – in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Pele is the only footballer in history to have won three world championships as a player.
In 1999, the Brazilian was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the athlete of the century. Pele was also named FIFA's Player of the Century.