Pele celebrates after successful surgery in Brazil

Pelé recovering in hospital after operation to remove tumour

Former Brazilian footballer Pele has undergone successful bowel surgery and has been transferred to the intensive care unit.

According to international media reports, the former Brazilian footballer Pele underwent successful colon surgery yesterday and was later transferred to the intensive care unit where doctors are monitoring him.

A statement from Alberto Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said: “Yellow is conscious and talking to everyone.

According to media reports, Pele went to the hospital for a routine check-up in late August, where he was diagnosed with a tumor in his intestine.

The hospital said in a statement that the tumor was identified during routine cardiovascular and laboratory tests.

Pele, the only male player to win three World Cups, has had mobility problems since a failed hip replacement surgery in 2012. He has been admitted to several hospitals for kidney problems in recent years.

Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and was Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.


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