Pele: Brazil legend comes out of hospital after back surgery

Pele
Brazil legend Pele won the World Cup three times

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery.

The 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had surgery to relieve pain in his back and hip at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, was treated for a urinary infection eight months ago after having kidney stones removed.

In May, he under went surgery for a prostate condition.

Pele played in 14 games at World Cup finals, scoring 12 goals, and was awarded the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player at the 1970 tournament.

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