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Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been hospitalized for remedy of a beforehand recognized colon tumor, his medical doctors mentioned Wednesday, the newest well being downside for the 81-year-old icon. The three-time world champion was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo “for follow-up treatment of the colon tumor identified in September this year,” his medical staff mentioned in an announcement.

“The patient is stable, and is expected to be released in the coming days.”

Pele underwent surgical procedure for the tumor on September 4, spending a month within the hospital earlier than being launched to proceed chemotherapy from dwelling.

Considered by many the best footballer of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento — Pele’s actual title — has been ill lately, and has spent varied stints within the hospital.

The solely participant in historical past to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), he burst onto the worldwide stage at simply 17 with dazzling targets, together with two within the last in opposition to hosts Sweden, as Brazil gained the World Cup for the primary time in 1958.

“O Rei” (The King) went on to have some of the storied careers in sport, scoring greater than 1,000 targets earlier than retiring in 1977.

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