Pele

‘Five-star’ Messi overtakes Puskas

Argentina striker Lionel Messi scored five goals in a 5-0 friendly win over Estonia on Sunday, a result which helped him overtake Hungary’s great Ferenc Puskas among the all-time international top scorers.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Brazilian Congress to oversee World Cup team

Brazil's Congress has established a committee to oversee the national team's preparations for the 2022 World Cup, saying the Selecao's image is at a "low point" after a series of defeats bruised the national ego.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

‘Five-star’ Messi overtakes Puskas

Argentina striker Lionel Messi scored five goals in a 5-0 friendly win over Estonia on Sunday, a result which helped him overtake Hungary’s great Ferenc Puskas among the all-time international top scorers.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Brazil crush Korea 5-1 with Neymar double

Neymar scored a pair of penalties to move to within four goals of Pele at the top of the country's all-time scoring list as Brazil cruised to a 5-1 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Football legend Pele tells Putin: 'stop the invasion'

Brazilian football legend Pele called Wednesday for Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his army's invasion of Ukraine, as the war-torn country's national team was set to vie for a World Cup spot.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Zidane’s Real equal Pele’s Santos

A depleted Real Madrid side, who were missing key players defeat Real Sociedad 1-3 at the Anoeta to equal goal-scoring record set by Pele’s Santos.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

Crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia

Doctors treated traumatized survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team en route to a cup final in Colombia.

August 4, 2016
August 4, 2016

Pele invited to light Rio pyre

Pele has been invited to light the Olympic pyre for the Rio Games on Friday but the Brazilian soccer great is checking with his sponsors.

July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016

Pele records song for Olympics

Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as 'Pele', on Wednesday wrote on his Twitter account that he has composed and recorded a song, titled 'Esperanca' (Hope), for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Pele getting married for third time

Brazil football legend Pele is getting married Tuesday for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

Football great Pele marrying for third time at 75

Brazil football legend Pele is all set to get married for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.