Brazilian legend Pele transferred to ICU after his condition worsens

Saiyed Adeem Karim / 28 November 2014

Brazilian football legend, Pele has reportedly been put into the intensive care unit (ICU) after his condition at a hospital in Sao Paolo worsened on Thursday.

Pele was already admitted in the hospital and was undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection according to reports but has now been shifted to the ICU of the same hospital.

The hospital in Sao Paolo, Albert Einstein hospital, revealed that the 74 year old Brazilian was being treated using intravenous antibiotics and was in a stable condition but no other news or information was provided revealing when the Brazilian would be released from the hospital.

He had left the same hospital earlier in November after the removal of some kidney stones, Pele has had a history of various ailments, recently having emergency eye surgery and also getting hip replacement done.

Pele is considered as one of the greatest players to play the game of football and was Brazil’s no 10 when playing for the national team. He won 3 World Cups with the Brazilian national team in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He also holds the record of scoring 1000 goals in his playing career; he scored 656 goals in 702 games for Santos and the New York Cosmos.


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