The son Brazilian football great Pele says his father is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided.
Pele, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history and who will be 80 in October, has had hip trouble for years and now needs a frame to walk. Many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair.
Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil today, that he had argued with his father because he had not done the physiotherapy called for after a hip operation.
Pele, the only player to win three World Cups, spent most of his career with Brazilian team Santos before moving to New York Cosmos in the 1970s.