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Sao Paulo- The greatest player of all time the retired Brazilian star footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as “Pele” was hospitalized in Albert Einstein hospital on Saturday in Sao Paulo due to the spinal problem.

According to the sources; the time World-Cup winner Pele was suffering from back pains caused by Vertebra pressing on a nerve, which now has been corrected through operation. Though no specific details have been disclosed yet regarding the same.

As per the sources; the ex-soccer legend is not in any serious condition but is expected to remain in hospital under observation till next Monday.

Last May, Pele was admitted in the same hospital where he was operated for hyperplasia of the prostate.

Doctors at that time said, that the condition was “benign” and there were no tumors.

The 74-year-old Brazilian Ace footballer was also hospitalized for 16 days eight months back, due to a urinary infection for which he was operated for kidney stones.