Pele, Brazilian football legend, admitted to hospital in Paris over tetanus issue

Pele, Brazilian football legend, admitted to hospital in Paris over tetanus issue

- Pele of Brazil has been admitted to an hospital in Paris over a case of tetanus

- The Brazilian football legend became ill over the night before being rushed to the hospital

- He scored 77 goals in 92 games for the Brazilian national team before retiring

Brazilian football legend Pele has reportedly been admitted in an unnamed hospital in Paris over tetanus problem.

According to the report by RMC Sport radio, the 78-year-old is said to have had a very high fever and will be observed by doctors over the next few hours.

The World Cup winner became ill during the night before he was rushed to the hospital in Paris, but the report added that the crisis is not a life threatening one.

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Pele played almost his entire football career with Brazilian side Santos before a swansong with New York Cosmos in his later playing days.

He scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for the Brazilian national team winning the World Cup on three occasions.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Brazil legend Pele took a dig at Barcelona star Lionel Messi when he aired his opinion on the Argentine talisman being called 'the best ever'.

In a recent interview, the former Santos attacker appeared to have taken a dig at Messi saying it is a question of taste for those calling the 31-year-old the greatest player in the world.

Pele alongside Diego Maradona have over the years been regarded as two of the greatest footballers of all time.

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