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by Simona Giovanna Giacinti

Brazil26 December 2021 "After announcing on social media his exit from the hospital, where he underwent chemotherapy for colon cancer, Pele appeared smiling in a Christmas photo posted on Twitter." Today I wish you moments of love, peace and union, like me.

Merry Christmas friends, "writes the football legend. According to local media, the 81-year-old former footballer spent Christmas at his home in Guaruja, on the coast of São Paulo.

Hoje eu espero que vocês estejam living momentos de amor, paz e união, assim como eu.

Feliz Natal, meus amigos.


Todas I hope you are living moments of love, peace and unity, just like me.

Merry Christmas my friends.


- Pelé (@Pele) December 25, 2021

Pele's health has been a major concern in recent years.

In 2015 he underwent prostate surgery after being hospitalized for the second time in six months and returned for a urinary infection in 2019. The former Brazilian international forward is one of four players to have scored in four different editions. of the World Cup.

He is the greatest scorer of all time in the history of the green-gold national team, with 77 goals scored in 92 games.

He had been in hospital treatment since August 31 after being diagnosed with cancer following a routine checkup.