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    Pele: the legend of Brazil “embarrassed” to leave home due to health problems

    Pele has had hip problems for some time

    Legendary Brazilian striker Pele is reluctant to leave his home because he cannot walk without help, said his son.

    The three-time World Cup winner, widely considered the greatest player of all time, was taken to hospital with a urinary infection last year.

    79-year-old Pele has had hip problems for some time and now needs a walking frame, with many of his recent public appearances in a wheelchair.

    “He is very embarrassed, lonely,” said his son Edinho on TV Globo.