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Pele recovering after tumor operation

Pele recovering after tumor operation

Brazilian football great Pele has undergone surgery for a suspected colon tumor and is

recovering, the hospital in Sao Paulo treating him announced on Monday, reports AFP. “The tumor was identified during routine cardiovascular and laboratory examinations and the material was sent for pathological analysis,” said the Albert Einstein Hospital, where Pele has been treated since August 31. “I thank God for feeling very well,” the 80-year-old wrote on his Instagram page on Monday. Pele is due out of intensive care on Tuesday, the

hospital said in a statement. The only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. He ended his career with over 1,000 goals to his name.