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Pele underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his colon

Former Brazilian national football team player Pele said that he underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his colon.

“Last Saturday, I had an operation to remove a suspicious formation in the right colon. The tumor was detected during the tests that I mentioned last week, " Pele wrote on Instagram.

Pele is the best player of the 20th century according to the football commission of the International Football Federation (FIFA). During his career, the Brazilian scored 1,289 goals in 1,363 matches.

As a member of the Brazilian national team, he became a three-time world champion. Playing for Santos, Pele won the Brazilian championship six times.

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) named Pele the greatest athlete of the century, despite the fact that he had never competed at the Olympics. In the second half of the 90s, he served as the Minister of Youth, Tourism, and Sports of Brazil.

Earlier it was reported that Pele is in the hospital.

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