By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 14:17 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 14:17 GMT, 14 February 2020
Pele has denied reports he is depressed and reclusive because of mobility problems.
The former Brazil striker's son Edinho told TV Globo on Monday that his father was 'embarrassed' to leave home due to his hip issues, which causes 'a certain depression'.
Pele, who will be 80 in October, responded on Friday with a statement that read: 'Thank you for your prayers and concerns. I am fine.
Pele has denied claims made by his son that he is feeling 'depressed' over