Brazilian football legend Pelé appeared smiling in a Christmas photo posted on Twitter on Saturday, days after being released from Sao Paulo hospital where he underwent chemotherapy for colon cancer.

“Today, I hope you are experiencing moments of love, peace and union, like me.

Merry Christmas friends, ”writes the 81-year-old ex-footballer, next to his wife, Marcia Aoki, in front of a tree surrounded by gifts.

Hoje eu espero que vocês estejam vivendo 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

Local media reported that Pelé spent Christmas at his home in Guaruja, located on the coast of Sao Paulo.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, announced on December 9 that he was hospitalized for the last phase of his chemotherapy.


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