HAVE YOU HEARD INTERNATIONAL LATEST GIST NEWS SPORTS GIST WORLD FOOTBALL JUST IN: WORLD FOOTBALL LEGEND, PELE UNABLE TO LEAVE HOME AS HIS HEALTH PROBLEM DETERIORATES By Admin Posted on February 11, 2020 3 min read 0 0 203 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Report just coming in says world football legend, Pele is unable to leave his home as he is unable to walk normally due to depression. His son Edinho who made this known in an interview with newsmen said his 79-year-old father now appears fragile after he suffered a series of health problems among which is “a kind of depression”. “Just imagine, he’s the ‘King,’ he was always such an imposing figure, and now he can’t walk normally. He gets very shy, very embarrassed about that,” Edinho said on Monday. Pele, the pride of Brazilian football and the only player to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. He has been in and out of hospital in recent years for various health issues. He never fully recovered from one of his hip operations, leaving him dependent on a walker, Edinho said. “He’s doing a bit better than when he was in a wheelchair recently, but he still has a hard time getting around,” said Edinho, 49. Pele’s public appearances have grown increasingly rare with age. Last April he travelled to Paris for a promotional appearance with French rising star Kylian Mbappe, but had to be hospitalized shortly after for kidney problems. In 2014, he was placed in intensive care for dialysis after contracting a severe urinary infection. The Brazilian great, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, has only one kidney, after a broken rib during a match forced doctors to remove the other. He has also suffered a series of hip problems. Edinho said despite those issues his father is “doing well” physically.