Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s clinical condition is good and stable, and he is likely to be discharged in the next few days, doctors said, using Pele’s full name.
The 81-year-old had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021 and has since been in and out of hospital for treatment on a regular basis.
Widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, the former Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil player has suffered a series of health issues in recent years, including hip surgery that left him with recurring pain and trouble walking unaided.
In February, Pele was admitted to hospital for a round of chemotherapy when a urinary infection was identified, keeping him in longer than was planned.
By Peter Frontini and Gabriel Araujo