Pele announces that he is fine after hospital visit

Pele announces that he is fine (©GettyImages)

Pele has revealed that he is “doing fine” after the 74-year old was transferred to a special care unit for further treatment after is urinary infection.

The Brazil legend was receiving treatment at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo and was reported to have been in an intensive care unit, but the former World Cup winner tweeted last night stating that there is nothing for fans to worry about.

He said: “I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine. I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only.

“I am blessed to receive your love and support and thank God this is nothing serious. I am looking forward to spending the upcoming holidays with my family.”

Pele, who won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970, initially was discharged from hospital on November 13 after his surgery to remove his kidney stones, with the local media stating that he may have picked up an infection whilst he was receiving the procedure.

Pele is deemed by many to be the greatest player to have ever graced the game, was named player of the century by FIFA, and scored a world record total of 1281 goals in 1363 games during his illustrious 21-year career.

He played at four World Cups, winning three of them and scored 12 goals in 14 appearances at the famous tournament.

The Brazilian won 91 caps for his country and is their top goal-scorer with 77 goals, but that record is likely to be broken by Neymar, who at the age of 22 has already notched up a total of 42 strikes.

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