Pele 'embarrassed' to leave home amid mobility issues and has become reclusive.

HCMC_Loyal

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"The son of Pele has explained how the Brazilian football icon is "embarrassed" to leave his home due to mobility issues.

Speaking to TV Globo, Edinho explained how his father, who turns 80 in October, is struggling in the aftermath of a hip operation and cannot walk unaided.

Pele - widely regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time - has experienced a number of health concerns over recent years, including prostate and hip problems.

He also had a kidney stone removed in 2019 after spending five days in a Paris hospital for a urinary infection.

"He is very fragile in relation to mobility. He underwent a hip transplant and did not undergo adequate, ideal rehabilitation," Edinho said, adding that Pele had become "sheepish and reclusive".

"So, he has this mobility problem, which ends up causing a certain depression.

"Today he can no longer walk properly, only with the walker. He is embarrassed, he doesn't want to go out, be on the street."




A true legend of the game. Can't believe he's nearly 80!!!

Hope he recovers his mobility.
 

Grimsdale

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"The son of Pele has explained how the Brazilian football icon is "embarrassed" to leave his home due to mobility issues.

Speaking to TV Globo, Edinho explained how his father, who turns 80 in October, is struggling in the aftermath of a hip operation and cannot walk unaided.

Pele - widely regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time - has experienced a number of health concerns over recent years, including prostate and hip problems.

He also had a kidney stone removed in 2019 after spending five days in a Paris hospital for a urinary infection.

"He is very fragile in relation to mobility. He underwent a hip transplant and did not undergo adequate, ideal rehabilitation," Edinho said, adding that Pele had become "sheepish and reclusive".

"So, he has this mobility problem, which ends up causing a certain depression.

"Today he can no longer walk properly, only with the walker. He is embarrassed, he doesn't want to go out, be on the street."




A true legend of the game. Can't believe he's nearly 80!!!

Hope he recovers his mobility.
Get him signed.
 

Chocolateleftfoot

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I didn't think he got embarrassed. He turned up to collect the player of the century award, even though Maradona won the vote. Fifa changed the criteria to win when it became apparent the world doesn't feel the way they do about Pele. Also counts about 700 goals he scored in friendlies in his 1200 goal haul, I'm not aware of them counting anyone else's. A shameless self publisist.
Before anyone starts, he was a bit before my time and maybe he was the best player in the world at one point, but I'm not going to think he's the Greatest of all time, just because fifa tell me to. Doesn't even make the top three for me.
 

senefelder

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I didn't think he got embarrassed. He turned up to collect the player of the century award, even though Maradona won the vote. Fifa changed the criteria to win when it became apparent the world doesn't feel the way they do about Pele. Also counts about 700 goals he scored in friendlies in his 1200 goal haul, I'm not aware of them counting anyone else's. A shameless self publisist.
Before anyone starts, he was a bit before my time and maybe he was the best player in the world at one point, but I'm not going to think he's the Greatest of all time, just because fifa tell me to. Doesn't even make the top three for me.
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Only scored a mere 500 ''proper'' goals, shite right enough.
 

Chocolateleftfoot

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Not shite at all. Very good actually. But there's a reason they ram the 1200 goals down your throat like a viagra induced boaby. It's to hold it up as a untouchable achievement that can only be achieved by the greatest of all time.
 

senefelder

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Not shite at all. Very good actually. But there's a reason they ram the 1200 goals down your throat like a viagra induced boaby. It's to hold it up as a untouchable achievement that can only be achieved by the greatest of all time.
Who's ramming things down peoples throat?, a tad melodramatic methinks. For what its worth Pele shades it over Marradonna for me, but just to illustrate I'm not just an old git Messi has overtaken both. In my humble opinion of course.
 

Chocolateleftfoot

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Who's ramming things down peoples throat?, a tad melodramatic methinks. For what its worth Pele shades it over Marradonna for me, but just to illustrate I'm not just an old git Messi has overtaken both. In my humble opinion of course.
Every article wrote about him for as long as I can remember mentions 1200 goal Pele. Goals in friendlies and training and charity matches and escape to victory don't count. 500 goal Pele, still an impressive total, but on a par with dozens of other players, doesn't suit the greatest of all time arguments.
 

RugBugBenny

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ive never seen scenes like that at the end of a game in my life, was mental
I was amazed at the gear the fans were all wearing.
Most of it we weren't wearing until the 70s!
Bloody flash French always miles ahead when it comes to fashion.
 

Grimsdale

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I didn't think he got embarrassed. He turned up to collect the player of the century award, even though Maradona won the vote. Fifa changed the criteria to win when it became apparent the world doesn't feel the way they do about Pele. Also counts about 700 goals he scored in friendlies in his 1200 goal haul, I'm not aware of them counting anyone else's. A shameless self publisist.
Before anyone starts, he was a bit before my time and maybe he was the best player in the world at one point, but I'm not going to think he's the Greatest of all time, just because fifa tell me to. Doesn't even make the top three for me.
Aye, he was shite mate.
 

Renoranger

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I didn't think he got embarrassed. He turned up to collect the player of the century award, even though Maradona won the vote. Fifa changed the criteria to win when it became apparent the world doesn't feel the way they do about Pele. Also counts about 700 goals he scored in friendlies in his 1200 goal haul, I'm not aware of them counting anyone else's. A shameless self publisist.
Before anyone starts, he was a bit before my time and maybe he was the best player in the world at one point, but I'm not going to think he's the Greatest of all time, just because fifa tell me to. Doesn't even make the top three for me.
He transcended football, similar to Ali and Woods. Arguably the greatest.
 

Barrymoped

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Every article wrote about him for as long as I can remember mentions 1200 goal Pele. Goals in friendlies and training and charity matches and escape to victory don't count. 500 goal Pele, still an impressive total, but on a par with dozens of other players, doesn't suit the greatest of all time arguments.
Over 70 goals for Brazil and 3 World Cups kind of puts him up there right enough.
 
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