Pele thanks fans as he leaves intensive care

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
September 16, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Pele pictured in 2018Pele is the only man to have won the World Cup three times as a player

    Brazilian legend Pele says he feels ready for "90 minutes plus extra time" after leaving intensive care.

    The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

    The three-time World Cup winner has been having treatment at the hospital since 31 August after the tumour was detected in routine tests.

    "I have already left the ICU and I am in my room," he said in a post on Instagram thanking fans for support.

    "I continue every day happier, with a lot of disposition to play 90 minutes, plus extra time. We will be together soon."

    View more on instagram

    In February 2020, Pele's son, ex-Santos goalkeeper Edinho, said his father had become "embarrassed" to leave his house because he could not walk unaided.

    His health has been a concern in recent years; he had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months, and he was admitted again for a urinary infection in 2019.

    Pele is Brazil's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 games and one of only four players to have scored in four World Cup tournaments.

    Lionel Messi recently passed him as the leading South American men's goalscorer in international matches with a hat-trick in Argentina's World Cup qualifying win against Bolivia.

    Around the BBC - Sounds

    • "It can become an uncomfortable place": Why are so many girls dropping out of sport in their teenage years?
    • Sebastian Vettel on allyship: Listen now as the Formula 1 star talks about the importance of visibility

    Around the BBC footer - Sounds

    Source

    READ:  What has happened to Coutinho?
    Tennis
    Medvedev puts Russians into final

    Daniil Medvedev has won all four of his singles matches at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals without dropping a set Daniil Medvedev put the Russian …

    Tennis
    Croatia beat Serbia in Davis Cup semis

    World number one pair Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic have not dropped a set in their four wins at the Davis Cup Finals Novak Djokovic …

    Football
    ‘Without the Messi & Ronaldo era, we’d think Salah is best in the business’

    Mohamed Salah has 20 goals and nine assists for Liverpool this season Mohamed Salah's contract situation might not be clear, but the forward's status as …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    September 16, 2021
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.