Pele admitted to hospital again

Brazil legend Pele has been admitted to hospital again, with reports suggesting the 74-year-old has undergone back surgery.

Pele has been admitted to hospital for the third time in less than 12 months, with reports he has undergone back surgery.

The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo last November with a urinary tract infection and then again in May for prostrate surgery.

A press officer for the facility confirmed Pele's hospitalisation, but no other details were disclosed.

The 74-year-old won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and is his country's record goalscorer with 77.


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