Brazil football legend Pele admitted to hospital in Paris with urinary tract infection

(CNN)Brazil football legend Pel has been taken to a hospital in Paris because of a urinary tract infection, his spokesperson said Wednesday. Known as “The Black Pearl” and simply “The King,” Pelé is one of the best-known names in all of sports. He burst onto the scene as a teenager, helping lead his native Brazil to the 1958 World Cup championship. Pele went on to star on two other World Cup title teams, in 1962 and 1970, in addition to a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. In 2000, he and Argentina’s Diego Maradona were named co-Players of the Century by FIFA, the international soccer …