Buenos Aires, 9 December 2021 (dpa/MIA) – The Brazilian football legend Pele is back in hospital for treatment two months on from the discovery of a tumour, the country’s media reported Wednesday.
A hospital statement said Pele was “stable” and was scheduled to return home in the coming days.
Pele, 81, had a tumour removed from his colon in September after it was discovered during a routine examination.
The former Santos star is the only player to hold three World Cup winner’s medals, lifting the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Pele is also one of just four players to score in four different World Cups, while he remains Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer – having found the back of the net 77 times in 92 appearances for the Selecao.