Brazilian famous retired footballer and three-time World Cup winner Pele is set to be transferred from the intensive care in the coming day or two after having surgery to remove a tumour from his colon at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

Kely Nascimento the daughter of Pele on her Instagram said that her father was recovering and was out of pain. 

The Brazilian legend has been under treatment since 31 August when a tumour was detected in his routine tests.

Nascimento said, “He is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at Einstein and all of the love, energy, and light that the world is sending, he will get through this,” 

Earlier in February 2020, Pele’s son the ex Santos goalkeeper Edinho said that his father had been embarrassed to leave his house as he could not walk properly on his own.

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

Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 and one of only four players to have scored in four different World Cup tournaments.

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