Pele leaves hospital after cancer treatment

Sao Paulo: Brazilian football legend Pele has been discharged from hospital after undergoing cancer treatment, doctors said on Thursday.

The 81-year-old was admitted to hospital on Monday to continue chemotherapy following the removal of a tumor from his colon last September.

“The patient is in a good and stable clinical condition,” Sao Paulo’s Israelita Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement.

Brazilian football great Pele was readmitted to hospital for ongoing cancer treatment on Tuesday. The 81-year-old has undergone several sessions of chemotherapy in Sao Paulo since having a tumor removed from his colon last September, reports Xinhua.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Pele scored a world record tally of 1,281 goals in a 1,363-match professional career that spanned 21 years.

He was capped 91 times for Brazil, scoring 77 international goals

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