Friday, February 14, 2020 at
Pelé distances himself from the statements that his son Edinho made earlier about his health. According to the 79-year-old legendary former football player, things are not going so bad at all as his 39-year-old son recently told on Brazilian television. “I feel good”, Pelé responds.
Pelé has a new hip, but the rehabilitation did not go well, so the former attacker can no longer walk well. “I accept my physical limitations as well as I can, but I intend to stay busy,” the triple world champion says. “I have good and bad days, but that is normal for someone my age. I am not afraid and trust in everything I do.”
Edinho previously painted a much more negative image about his father. “He is very fragile and withdrawn,” said Edinho, who made professional football as a goalkeeper. “I can imagine his situation. Imagine, he is the king, he was always an imposing figure and now he can no longer walk well. He is ashamed, he does not want to go outside and be seen anymore, which means that he almost doesn’t leave his house. “
“His mobility problems have caused some sort of depression,” Edinho added. During his football career, Pelé scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches and still holds a record. With 77 goals in 92 international matches, the former striker is the top scorer of all time in Brazil. Neymar is after his countryman with 61 hits in 101 international matches.