Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

(CNN)Soccer legend Pel is recovering after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, doctors said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. Known as “The Black Pearl” and simply “The King,” Pelé is one of the best-known names in all of sports, and the only soccer player in history to have won three World Cups. 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 having a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League. Even after retiring from …