Pele was back at home on Sunday after being released from hospital following surgery and positive news about a prostate condition.

The 74-year-old former Brazil footballer underwent an operation after being admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday with an enlarged prostate - a condition known as prostatic hyperplasia - having also been treated at the same hospital in November.

The hospital released a statement carried by Brazilian media, including globo.com, and in it said that Pele's test results "revealed that it was a benign hyperplasia, therefore no incidence of tumours".

Pele, rated widely as the world's greatest ever player after a career in which he scored 1,281 goals, was released on Saturday evening in Brazil.

The three-time World Cup winner was treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital late last year after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection which stemmed from a 13 November operation to remove kidney stones.

He has only one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career.