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Pele denies talk of depression

Pele denies talk of depression

Former Brazil striker Pele dismissed talk he is depressed and reclusive Thursday and assured fans he is doing well and maintaining a busy schedule, reports Reuters. Pele’s son Edinho told Globo in an interview published Monday that the three-time World Cup winner was depressed and reluctant to leave his house because he cannot get around properly due to hip problems. Pele, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history, is the only player to win three World Cups. He has suffered from hip trouble for years and cannot walk unaided. Many of his most recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair. However, friends of the former Santos and New York Cosmos player said this January was one of his busiest in years. He did photos shoots and sponsorship work and he is cooperating with a British director making a documentary about his footballing life.

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