Pelé remains in the hospital, but continues to improve



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Pelé remains in the hospital, but continues to improve

Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo has issued a new notice with the clinical conditions of the Brazilian soccer legend Pelé. Former Santos star remains hospitalized without a certain forecast as to when he will be able to go home, but he is still improving after two weeks following a respiratory infection: "Although without forecasts of discharge, the patient continues to present improvements in his clinical condition, especially respiratory infection, is conscious and with stable vital signs." Pele is in hospital due to problems with chemotherapy treatment to treat cancer detected in September 2021.

Pelé is the only soccer player in the world to have won three editions of the soccer world championship, an event which took place with the Brazilian national team in 1958, 1962 and 1970. His goal against Sweden in the 1958 final is considered the third greatest goal in the history of the FIFA World Cup and first among those achieved in a final of a world championship.

FIFA recognizes him as the record for goals scored in his career, 1281 in 1363 games, while in official matches he has scored 757 goals in 816 matches with an average of 0.93 goals per game. Over the course of his career, Pelé has proven to be a complete soccer player, capable of combining technique and athletic ability, intelligence and speed, precision in passing and sense of goal.

In this regard, he recalls that he scored five goals in a single match on at least six occasions, scored four goals in a single match thirty times and added to that ninety-two hat-tricks. Pelé's dribbling repertoire included a particular play which in Brazil is called drible da vaca, with an example of this occurring in the match against Uruguay at the 1970 World Cup, when the attacker let the ball pass, without touching it, towards one side of goalkeeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz and lunged at the opposite one, disorienting the opponent. Skilled with both feet, Pelé was also an excellent header, despite his relatively small stature.