Brazil legend leaves hospital after prostate surgery


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

stones removed.

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.

There are no comments

Add yours