Brazil football legend, Pele discharged from hospital

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Pele, the Brazil football legend, has finally been discharged from the  hospital where he has been  receiving treatment for almost a month.

The 80-year-old has a tumour removed from his colon on September 4.

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However, he has been kept in intensive care after the surgery.

“I am so happy to be back at home. I want to thank the entire Albert Einstein Hospital team, who made my stay a pleasant one, with a humane and very affectionate welcome,”

Pele posted on his official Instagram

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The hospital added in a terse statement:

“The patient is stable and will continue with chemotherapy.”

The tumor was discovered in Pele’s system when he went for routine medical examinations at the end of August.

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Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.

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