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Pele leaves Paris hospital after receiving medical clearance

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Marca.com98 hits

Brazil legend Pele was released from a Paris hospital on Monday after receiving treatment for a urinary infection, having been taken in last Wednesday. The three-time world champion was admitted to the hospital following an event that he attended with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. "Thanks to the great love of the team of doctors at the American Hospital in Paris, I am ready to ...Full Story »

Neymar needs more goals and fewer dives to become the greatest, says Pele

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018 by Goal.com120 hits

Brazilian football legend Pele has warned Neymar that his on and off-field antics, including his propensity to go down, are hurting his bid to reach greatness in world football. Neymar has long been compared to his compatriot; the pair both grew up in the famed youth system of Santos, where each achieved fantastic success. Pele lifted the Brazilian title six times and also triumphed in the...Full Story »

PSG wonderkid Kylian Mbappe shows off signed Santos shirt gifted by Brazilian legend Pele

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by hits

WONDERKID Kylian Mbappe has shown off a personalised gift received from legend of the game Pele. The French star has drawn comparisons to the Brazilian especially after matching his record during the World Cup. Kylian Mbappe showed off his personalised gift from Pele Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager to score more than once in a game in Russia since Pele's double against Sweden in 1958. ...Full Story »

What Pele, Maradona, Messi, Mourinho and more had to say on Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Marca.com243 hits

From Diego Maradona to Alfredo Di Stefano, from Lionel Messi to Jose Mourinho, everyone has had their say on Cristiano Ronaldo. As the winger leaves Real Madrid, we look back on how football has called his time in the Spanish capital. Florentino Perez, Real Madrid club president, has never hesitated to put Ronaldo up there with the greatest of all time, including Blancos legend Alfredo Di Ste...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson: Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo lead messages of support for legendary Manchester United boss as he undergoes surgery for brain haemorrhage

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by hits

GET well soon messages have poured in for Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United legend underwent "emergency surgery" for a brain haemorrhage. The 13-time Premier League winner was rushed to Royal Salford Hospital with a police escort on Saturday morning. Get well soon messages poured in for Sir Alex Ferguson after he underwent 'emergency surgery' Ferguson, 76, was pictured at Old Traf...Full Story »

Pele believes Neymar is more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2018 by ESPN133 hits

VI Images via Getty Images Pele believes Neymar plays with a style more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend told ESPN Brasil. Neymar, who finished third in the voting for the Ballon d'Or behind Ronaldo and Messi in both 2015 and 2017, has been compared to both players, particularly in his native Brazil, where he is on pace to break Pele's goalscoring record with...Full Story »

Bilardo: Messi needs to win a World Cup to be at Pele and Maradona's level

Posted Monday, April 02, 2018 by Marca.com124 hits

Lionel Messi will be remembered as one of the best player's ever, but to go down in history with the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona he has to win the World Cup, former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo has claimed. The No.10 led the Albiceleste to a World Cup final and to two Copa American finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but didn't win any of them and Bilardo considers this a blot on his CV. ...Full Story »

Paulo Dybala not the new Maradona, 'not as good as people say' - Pele

Posted Sunday, June 11, 2017 by ESPN155 hits

Paulo Dybala has won seven caps for Argentina. Brazil legend Pele says Argentina forward Paulo Dybala is not the next Diego Maradona. Dybala enjoyed a successful 2016-17 campaign with Juventus, scoring 19 goals as the club won the Italian Double and reached the Champions League final. But while there has been plenty of hype regarding the 23-year-old in his native Argentina, Pele says he is no...Full Story »

Pele's son released from jail as he appeals 13-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering

Posted Friday, March 03, 2017 by hits

Former Santos goalkeeper Edson 'Edinho' Cholbi do Nascimento freed after five days in a Rio jail PELE'S son has been released from jail pending an appeal against his conviction and 13-year sentence for laundering drug-trafficking money. Edson 'Edinho' Cholbi do Nascimento, 46, had turned himself in last Friday, a day after a judge reconfirmed his conviction handed down in 2014 but cut his pr...Full Story »

Pele's son: There is no evidence that I laundered money

Posted Sunday, February 26, 2017 by Marca.com89 hits

The son of soccer great Pele turned himself in to police on Friday after a court ruled he must serve almost 13 years of a 33-year drug-trafficking sentence, his lawyer told Reuters. A former goalkeeper at Pele's club Santos, Edinho was found guilty of drug trafficking and money laundering in 2005 but has been fighting the charges ever since. A judge heard his appeal against the original 33-y...Full Story »

Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona - Boateng

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com299 hits

Ronaldinho was even better than Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele, according to his former team-mate Kevin-Prince Boateng. Kevin-Prince Boateng has described Ronaldinho as the best footballer he ever played with, hailing the Brazilian as even better than Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele. The Las Palmas midfielder, who played with Ronaldinho at AC Milan, said the 36-year-old wa...Full Story »

Lionel Messi a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo - Pele

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by ESPN177 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have long battled it out for the tag of world's best player. Brazil legend Pele believes Lionel Messi has been the greatest player in the world over the last 15 years. For many people Pele, who won the World Cup three times, is the best player the game has ever produced. Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo have long battled it out for th...Full Story »

Pele to play no role at closing ceremony

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2016 by Marca.com135 hits

Pele will not appear at the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, organisers said on Friday, meaning Brazil's most famous sportsman has played no formal part in the Games. The football great, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, turned down an offer to appear as the final torchbearer at the Games' opening party on Aug. 5, citing a health problem. "Pele is not going to take part in ...Full Story »

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

Posted Monday, August 01, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com150 hits

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi has been proclaimed the best ever footballer by Pope Francis. Barcelona and Argentina's all-time leading goalscorer, Messi has constantly been compared to past greats Pele and Diego Maradona, while going head-to-head with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. But Pope Francis – the leader of the Catholic Church and a renowned San Lorenzo support...Full Story »

'My new house' - Mourinho welcomes Pele to Old Trafford

Posted Monday, June 06, 2016 by Goal.com236 hits

After waiting so long to be confirmed as the new boss at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho is clearly wasting no time in making himself comfortable. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss will appear in the Theatre of Dreams dugout on Sunday, albeit in the guise of a guest manager in Soccer Aid's charity match. But he had no trouble in taking on the job of official greeter at Manchester United'...Full Story »

Pele offers Rashford advice

Posted Friday, June 03, 2016 by foxsportsasia.com103 hits

Three-time World Cup winner Pele has told Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to play with no fear at Euro 2016. Rashford has enjoyed an impressive debut season at Old Trafford and was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson’s England final 23-man squad for the European Championship. The 18-year-old became the Three Lions’ youngest player to score on debut when he netted the open...Full Story »

Brazilian legend Pele suing Samsung for $30 million over look-alike in newspaper ad

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2016 by 101 GREAT GOALS138 hits

Legendary Brazilian forward Pele is suing South Korean multinational conglomerate company Samsung for $30 million over a look-alike printed in a newspaper ad. The lawsuit is seeking at least $30 million, claiming the ad enriches Samsung while infringing on Pele’s publicity rights and diluting his brand value. Pele’s lawyer, Frederick Sperling, said: “The goal is to obtain f...Full Story »

Harder to choose between Pele and 'La Pulga', though...Neymar: "I'd take Messi's left foot over Cristiano's right one"

Posted Thursday, March 03, 2016 by Marca.com238 hits

Neymar did not hesitate when asked in a quick-fire interview with UOL whether he prefers Leo Messi's left foot or Cristiano Ronaldo's right one. "I'd take Messi's left foot, with all due respect to Cristiano, because my right foot is pretty handy too", he stated, laughing. However, the Brazilian found it tougher to pick between Pele and Messi: "Unfortunately I never saw Pele play. What I know...Full Story »

Messi is the Pele of this generation - Belletti

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Goal.com217 hits

The former Barcelona and Chelsea defender has hailed the Argentine's quality and says he will define the current era of football Juliano Belletti has says his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is the "Pele of this generation". The 28-year-old returned to his best form in the second half of last season to inspire the Catalans to the treble but was criticised back in Argentina follow...Full Story »

Football legend Pele is back in hospital much to the concern of fans

Posted Sunday, July 19, 2015 by hits

FOOTBALL legend Pele is back in hospital just two months after surgery. SURGERY: Pele has been in and out of hospital in the last few months The Brazilian star is reported to have undergone back surgery after suffering a trapped nerve. Pele, 74, has been in and out of hospital in recent months. He underwent prostrate surgery in May and his global army of fans were relieved to hear that no tu...Full Story »

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