Pele Hospitalised


FIFA world footballer of the century Pele of Brazil is again in and out of hospital.

Pele, now 78, returned home in Brazil on Tuesday after being hospitalised for six days in Paris for suffering a severe urinary infection.

Seen at the airport in a wheelchair, Pele was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital, where he was placed under observation.

The only footballer in history to win three World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970 has suffered poor health in recent years.

In 2014, he was in an intensive care for another urinary tract infection, for which he had to undergo dialysis.

Meanwhile Argentine legend Diego Maradona has wished his fellow living legend Pele a speedy recovery.  posting a picture on Instagram of the two football greats taken in 1979.

The picture shows an 18-year-old Maradona, watching Pele, then 38 years, play the guitar.

The two players have been rivals for the title of the greatest footballer of all time, which fueled unending rivalry between Brazil and Argentina.


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