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“I feel better, ready to play again” – Pele

“I feel better, ready to play again” – Pele


Football icon, Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known as Pele said he is feeling “better” and joked that he can’t wait to get back to playing the beautiful game, just two weeks after leaving hospital following surgery on a colon tumor.

The 80-year-old spent a month in a Sao Paulo, Brazil hospital recovering from his operation, while also receiving chemotherapy.

He joked, “Thanks to God, I’m better, I’m even ready to play on Sunday.

“In all seriousness, thank you for everything, thank you to everyone that has sent me hugs and given me strength,” he added in a video message published on the Instagram accounts of two of his children.

He underwent surgery on September 4 after a routine check-up had detected the suspicious looking tumor.

The results of his biopsy have not been made public and neither the player, his family, nor the medical center where he received treatment has commented on whether the tumor was cancerous, although chemotherapy is typically used to treat cancer.

Pele will be 81 in a week time, widely considered one greatest of all time

The Brazil legend had scored more than 1,000 goals during his playing career, which is officially recognized as a record.

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