Pele back in hospital two months after prostate surgery

Brazil football legend Pele is back in hospital again two months after he had prostate surgery.

Brazil legend Pele in is hospital again. Credit: REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

The 74-year-old is reportedly suffering from a trapped nerve and has had surgery on his back at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.

Local media are reporting that he is expected to leave hospital on Monday.

Pele, who was named Fifa's Player of the Century, scored a world record total of 1,281 goals during his 21-year career, including 77 for Brazil.