Former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pelé” has been admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo for six days, after undergoing a series of routine examinations, confirmed one of his representatives to local media.
Pele, 80, reported on August 31 that he went to a hospital in Sao Paulo to perform a battery of routine tests that had been postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic, but he assured on his social networks that it was he was in good health.
However, as it became known this Monday, “o rei” remained hospitalized since then, although the exact causes that led to his stay at the prestigious Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo were not confirmed.
Contacted by Efe, the hospital has not yet expressed itself about the player’s state of health.
According to various local media, during the routine examinations some alterations were detected and the medical team opted for the admission of the one considered as the best player of the 20th century.
The health of the three-time World Champion has been weakened in recent years, which, together with the pandemic, has kept him practically confined in his home on the Sao Paulo coast with his closest family and friends, and away from the media focus. EFE (HN)