Pele

Pele tells Brazil to 'bring home the trophy'

Football legend Pele gave Brazil a virtual pre-match pep talk Thursday as the national team prepared to make their World Cup debut, telling them: "Bring this trophy home."

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Football legend Pele hospitalised again

Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalised again, but there is "no emergency," his daughter said Wednesday, the latest health issue for the 82-year-old icon, who has been in treatment following a colon tumor.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Pele tells Brazil to 'bring home the trophy'

Football legend Pele gave Brazil a virtual pre-match pep talk Thursday as the national team prepared to make their World Cup debut, telling them: "Bring this trophy home."

November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022

Pele backs Brazil to add sixth star on crest

Brazil great Pele backed the team to live up to their billing as World Cup favourites and capture a record-extending sixth title in Qatar, saying he has full confidence in the 26-man squad selected by head coach Tite.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

'Football is joy, it's a dance'

Pele, Neymar and other big names in Brazilian football voiced outrage Friday over a Spanish agent's allegedly racist comments on Brazil and Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior, whom he urged to stop "acting like a monkey."

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.