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NOSTALGIA delight as derby win in 2005 Sport The Chronicle report-ed: "Soccer giant Pele was mobbed by fans today as he arrived on Tyneside.
It has been almost 40 years since Pele retired from the Beautiful Game, but the people's love and respect for the giant has only increased.
Scottish artist Stuart McAlpine Miller bestows superhero status on Pele in a comic-style painting called From the Power Within.
Pele had a dialysis last November in the same hospital and left in a few days, but his condition deteriorated and he was in intensive care for five days.
Earlier in the day, local news site Globo Esporte said Pele had a prostate condition known as hyperplasia, which it said increases the risk of a urinary infection.
We are delighted to enter into this MOU with SKN," Pele president Al Shefsky said in a news release.
I later had the remarkable pleasure of hosting Pele in the BBC's London studios when a brief business trip to the capital gave him the opportunity to appear at short notice as a pundit on Match Of The Day.
So I got the winner playing against Pele, Best, Eusebio and Beckenbauer - and they gave me man of the match, my proudest achievement in football.
Ensuite, Pele avait alors ete transfere dans une unite de soins specialises, intermediaire avant les soins intensifs, puis en soins intensifs pour etre soumis a une dialyse.
Given the fact that Pele retired from football in 1977, understandably only those of a certain generation can appreciate just how good a player he was.
Speaking at an event to promote G-Form shin guards, Pele said: "If he was not sanctioned in this way such incidents could be repeated.