1st March, 2022
Brazilian football great Pele has been discharged from hospital following a urinary tract infection (UTI).
The Brazil legend was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein on Feb. 13 for treatment on a colon tumour.
Doctors discovered a UTI eight days after he was admitted but said on Monday that the issue has been resolved.
A statement from the hospital read: “The patient’s clinical conditions are stable and he is cured of his infection.
“He will continue his treatment for the colon tumour, identified in September 2021.”
The 81-year-old was previously re-admitted to the hospital for treatment on his tumour on Dec. 8, before being discharged on Dec. 23.
A three-time FIFA World Cup winner, Pele is one of only four players to score in four different World Cups.
He remains Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 goals in 92 games, seven goals ahead of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar (70).