SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Brazilian football great Pele was discharged from hospital on Thursday (April 21), Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital said, three days after he was admitted to continue receiving treatment for a colon tumour.
Pele's clinical condition is good and stable, doctors said.
Widely considered to be the best footballer of all time, the 81-year-old had surgery to remove the tumour in September 2021, and has since been in and out of hospital for treatment on a regular basis.
In February, Pele - the only player to win three World Cups - was admitted for a round of chemotherapy when a urinary infection was identified, keeping him in longer than planned.
The former Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos forward has suffered a series of health issues in recent years, including a hip surgery that left him with recurring pain and trouble walking unaided.
Pele has reduced his public appearances but remains active on social media.