Legendary soccer player, Pele in intensive care unit after surgery

Legendary soccer player, Pele in intensive care unit after surgery.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento popularly known as Pele is battling colon cancer according to reports. The player posted on Instagram on Friday September 10 that he was doing well.

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“My friends, with each passing day feel a little better. I’m looking forward to playing again but I’m still going to recover for a few more days” the 80year former footballer said.

Pele’s health status has been poor lately. Many have said it’s because of his old age. Pele won the World Cup three times, he spent several years championing as a global ambassador for succer. He is highly respected across the world and in Brazil, his home country as one of the greatest footballers.

He became a world sensation at age 17 in 1958 during one of the prime televised World Cups.

Pele retired from international football in 1974.

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