Pele: Brazil legend’s spokesperson gives update on health

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Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 3:30am by admin

Jose Fornos Rodrigues​, ​spokesperson to Pele​, says the Brazil legend ​is resting at home​.​

He dismissed reports by the English Football Writers Association (FWA) that ​Pele had been admitted to hospital with exhaustion.

The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner in his honour at the Savoy Hotel today by the ​FWA.

Rodrigues called reports of his hospitalisation “fake news”, according to a BBC report.

“He just didn’t want to make a long and stressful trip to London, in and out of who knows how many planes and airports​. ​That’s all”​, he said.​

Pele has been taken to hospital for kidney and prostate problems in recent years.

​H​e scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his 21-year career, including 77 goals in 91 appearances for Brazil.

He helped his country win the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and was named Fifa’s Player of the Century​.​

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