The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein
Hospital in Sao Paolo on Tuesday for the second time in six
Pele, the three-time World Cup winner, was treated for a
urinary infection in November 2014 after having kidney
He was named Fifa’s Player of the Century and won 91
caps for Brazil, scoring 77 goals.
Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, he scored
a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his
21-year career. He was awarded the FIFA Golden Ball as
the best player at the 1970 tournament.
Pele has only one kidney, having had one removed towards
the end of his playing career.