- Pele's health is declining and his son Edison claims his father is embarrassed to leave his house
- The 79-year-old was treated with urinary infection in April 2019 but has been indoors in 2020
- Pele won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958, 1962, 1970 and is regarded as the greatest footballer of all time
Pele has refused to leave his home because he is unable to walk and the current state of his health is declining, his son claims.
The three-time World Cup winner with Brazil was diagnosed with urinary tract infection last year April.
The legendary attacker who is set to clock 80 later in the year now needs support to walk, with many of his public appearances in a wheelchair.
Pele's son said: "He is very sheepish, reclusive."
"He's embarrassed, he doesn't want to go out, be seen, or do practically anything that involves leaving the house.
"He's pretty fragile. So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression.
"He can't walk normally. Only with the walker. He still has a lot of difficulty walking."
This year will make it half a century Pele won his last World Cup in the 1970 edition which was play hosted and won by Brazil.
Pele also admitted it could have been the best team he ever featured in.
He told GQ back in 2018: "Ever? The 1958 team had some very special players like Garrincha and Vavá. But I think it was the 1970 team - that was the most complete team.
"It was my last World Cup and we had so many great Brazilian players to choose from. There were too many!
"When it came to picking the squad, I remember we had three world-class players for almost the same position: the number 10. We had Gerson, Rivellino and Pelé.
"And all the papers said, 'This is not going to work. There are too many players for the same position.' But it ended up the best Brazil team that ever played. That is football."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho took his time to travel into the cold conditions of Germany to witness a Bundesliga top-of-the-table clash between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Tottenham will be squaring up against Leipzig in the round of 16 Champions League on February, 19 and the first leg is slated for London.