Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil's largest city three days after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said Tuesday.

Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the right hip of the 72-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement.

The man widely regarded as the greatest soccer player ever is in "good health" and recovering from the operation, according to the statement.

Pele's doctors have not offered a time-frame for when he will be discharged, a hospital spokesman told Efe. EFE