Pele's health deteriorating, says Edinho

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Legendary footballer Pele is reluctant to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided.

In an interview with a local media group, his son Edinho said, "Pele was diagnosed with a urinary infection last year and his health has been deteriorating."

Pele, 79, who has been seen on a wheelchair at recent public appearances, has had problems with his hip since 2015, he added.

He holds a world record of 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his 21-year career.

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