Brazil legend Pele moved to special care unit as health fears grow

Brazil legend Pele moved to special care unit as health fears grow

Brazilian legend Pele is in an intensive care unit after his condition worsened during a stay in hospital. The 74-year-old, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was admitted for the second time this month on Tuesday.

And his urinary infection is thought to have worsened, leading doctors to take the three-time World Cup winner into the ICU.

The former footballer, who is now famous for his humanitarian work, had an operation on November 12 to remove kidney stones and was discharged on November 15 before being re-admitted this week.

From Chief Reporter Andy Lines

Football legend Pele is fighting for his life in a Brazilian hospital.

The striker – widely regarded as the best player ever – was being treated around the clock by a team of doctors.

He is intensive care at the hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pele had been admitted earlier in the week with a kidney infection but his condition dramatically worsened.

In 1999 he was voted World Player of the Century, and he was also elected “Athlete of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee. In total Pelé scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, including unofficial friendlies and tour games

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