Brazilian Legend, Pele In Hospital After Prostate Surgery

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Brazil legend Pele has had surgery for a prostate condition after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months, BBC reports.

The 74-year-old three-time World Cup winner was treated in hospital for a urinary infection in November 2014 after having kidney stones removed.

The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo described his condition as “stable”.

But the hospital did not reveal when the ex-Santos star might be discharged.

Pele, who has only one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career, was treated at the same hospital late last year.

Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Pele scored a world record total of 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his 21-year career, including 77 goals in 91 appearances for Brazil.

He was also named Fifa’s Player of the Century and won 91 caps for Brazil, scoring 77 goals.

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