Brazilian football legend Pele is ready to leave the ICU of a Sao Paulo hospital after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumour. Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, Pele has been in poor health in recent years.

      

Brazilian Football Legend Pele ready to leave ICU after tumor removed, daughter says.

WHAT?

Brazilian football legend Pele is ready to leave the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumour. One of his daughters revealed the news on Monday.

WHO?

One of his daughters revealed the news on Monday.

The only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele burst onto the global stage at just 17 with dazzling goals, including two in the final against hosts Sweden, as Brazil won the World Cup for the first time in 1958.

WHEN?

The suspected tumor was detected during routine tests, according to the hospital, where Pele has been undergoing treatment since August 31.