Last Saturday, several media reported that football legend Pelé had been hospitalized. But this is not the case, according to his spokesman. For the latter, the former 77-year-old is in perfect health and is resting at home.
On Friday, the British Association of Football Journalists (FWA) who had invited Pelé announced that the Brazilian had been hospitalized for exhaustion. The FWA also revealed that he had undergone a series of exams and had been on a drip, information that his spokesman immediately denied.
“It’s a false information. He just did not want to take a long and stressful trip. That’s all, “said Jose Fornos Rodrigues.
Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Pelé scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances over his 21-year career. He helped his country win the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He is the only player to have won three World Cups.