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  • Pele well enough to leave clinic, says didn't fear death December 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A beaming Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo clinic on Wednesday, joking about plans to play in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after recovering from a kidney complaint that left him in intensive care. The Brazilian football legend's health had left the soccer-mad nation on tenterhooks since...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele to leave hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele has overcome a urinary tract infection and will be discharged from the hospital where he had kidney stones removed three weeks ago, his doctors said on Monday. "Considering his good recovery, the medical team programmed his release for tomorrow," the doctors at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital...
  • Pele records message from hospital thanking fans December 5, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Pele has recorded a video message from his hospital room to thank his fans around the world for praying for him while he underwent treatment for a urinary tract infection. Pele said in the video posted on Friday on his Twitter and Facebook accounts that he is "doing fine"...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele taken off dialysis: Hospital November 30, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil legend Pele was taken off intensive kidney treatment on Sunday and his condition was improving, said the Sao Paulo hospital that is treating him. "Renal assistance was suspended (until Monday), when we will again evaluate the need for it," read a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital. The 74-year-old...
  • Pele to be discharged from hospital within week November 30, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele is likely to be discharged from hospital within a week as he continues to recover from a kidney problem, the football legend's son Edinho said Saturday. Speaking after visiting Pele in the intensive care unit of Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital, Edinho expressed relief at his father's...
  • Brazilian legend Pele responding well to treatment November 29, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week. The Albert Einstein hospital says the 74-year-old Pele is improving, but remains in an intensive care unit and is undergoing kidney treatment. The hospital's statement Saturday said there has...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele says 'nothing serious' with him November 28, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in special care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and...
  • Brazil legend Pele in special care as condition worsens November 27, 2014

    Brazil football legend Pele has been taken to a special care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital as his condition has worsened. The 74-year-old was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday with a urinary infection. He underwent surgery for kidney stones on 13 November. The Albert Einstein...
  • Pele hospitalised for second time in a month November 25, 2014

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo but officials there released...
  • Soccer legend Pele's son arrested in money laundering case November 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The 44-year-old son of soccer legend Pele was arrested in Brazil after losing an appeal in a money laundering case involving a drug gang. Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, known as Edinho, had been convicted earlier this year and sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for the...
  • Pele 'recovering' after surgery November 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Football legend Pele is "recovering" in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove kidney stones. The 74-year-old was admitted to Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital Wednesday after the cancellation of an event at the Pele Museum in the coastal city of Santos due to abdominal pain, reports Xinhua. "He had...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singersongwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pel'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • Pele reminds Brazil to play as a team September 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele reminded Brazilians what they already knew, and were shown so obviously in the humiliating 71 loss to eventual champion Germany in the World Cup semifinals: Brazil must play as a team, not as individual stars if they have to win a sixth title. Years of growing anticipation...
  • Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, David Beckham hugged Pele: Stars of politics, music, sports came together at World Cup final July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janerio: Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game. Mick Jagger and LeBron James were also in the...
  • Is this the end of Brazil's unquestioned supremacy in world football? July 9, 2014

    Brazil faced the most humiliating defeat in Belo Horizonte when Germany thrashed them 71 in the World Cup semifinal. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Pele hopes Brazil will win final without Neymar July 6, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian legend Pele hopes that fivetime champions Brazil will win the FIFA World Cup without star striker Neymar, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured vertebrae during the quarterfinal against Colombia. Pele on social networking site Twitter compared Neymar's injury to his own during...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar eclipses Pele, Ronaldo on WC debut June 13, 2014

    Brazil's media has hailed the performance of Neymar in the Selecao's 31 victory over Croatia in the opening World Cup match in Sao Paulo on Friday. The 22yearold's sparkling twogoal display at Sao Paulo's Arena de Sao Paulo stadium eclipsed the World Cup debuts of legends like Pele and Ronaldo, according...
  • FIFA World Cup: Defence Brazil's best form of attack, says Pele June 11, 2014

    Brazil's mesmeric attacking football has long delighted crowds on the world stage but a steely defence more synonymous with the likes of Italy or Germany is the biggest asset of this year's World Cup hosts, according to Pele. "For the first time in the history of football in Brazil, Brazil has...
  • The Beautiful Game: Players who set World Cup stage alight June 10, 2014

    With just two days remaining for the sporing extravaganza to start in Brazil, CNNIBN's panel of experts go down the memory lane remembering the best footballers of World Cup history. ...
  • 10 alltime greatest players of the Football World Cup June 6, 2014

    With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, here are the ten greatest stars in the tournament's 84year old historyPele is considered by many the greatest player in football history, Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He was a teenager when he helped the...
  • Pele tells Neymar to stop diving April 6, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele has accused Barcelona forward Neymar of falling to ground in the hope of winning free-kicks. But the Brazil legend said the 22-year-old is better at keeping his feet compared when he arrived at the Camp Nou last summer, reported Xinhua. "I think Neymar looks to create fouls...
  • Neymar can handle World Cup pressure, says Pele March 10, 2014

    Brazil striker Neymar, despite his young age, has what it takes to handle the pressure of a World Cup finals on home soil, according to soccer great Pele. The 22-year-old forward joined Barcelona from Santos last year on a five-year deal, scoring his first La Liga goal in late September as...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi, says Pele February 1, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Football legend Pele has said Cristiano Ronaldo is now a better player than Lionel Messi. Pele, who played in three World Cupwinning teams for Brazil between 1958 and 1970, said Ronaldo's past two seasons had seen him eclipse the Barcelona striker, Xinhua reported. "I think, no doubt, two...
  • Work to do for Ronaldo to become legend, says Pele January 14, 2014

    Paris: FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo must continue to maintain his exceptional high standards in order to be classed among the sport's legends, according to Brazil great Pele who compared the Portuguese to Eusebio. Portugal and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo beat Argentine's Lionel Messi and France's Franck Ribery to claim...
  • List of FIFA 2013 award winners January 14, 2014

    Zurich: Following are the winners at 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or awards on Monday in Zurich, Xinhua reported Tuesday. Ballon D'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Honorary Ballon D'Or: Pele (Brazil) Woman player of the year: Nadine Angerer (Germany) Men's team coach of the year: Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich/Germany) Women's team coach of the year: Silvia Neid (German...
  • Lionel Messi most like me, says Pele January 4, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Pele says Lionel Messi is the player that most reminds him of himself among football's current generation. In an interview with the FIFA Weekly magazine published Friday, the Brazilian legend suggested the 26yearold Argentinian deserved to win the Ballon D'Or for a fifth time despite an injurywracked 2013,...
  • Pele hopes Brazil to win Football World Cup 2014 December 7, 2013

    Costa Do Suipe: Brazilian soccer legend Pele put his faith in Brazil of winning next year's World Cup on home soil here Friday during the draw ceremony. Before the 32 qualified teams being drawn into eight groups for the finals, Pele, presented as a special ambassador, was asked on the...
  • Zinedine Zidane better than Lionel Messi: Pele November 22, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele has said Lionel Messi does not yet deserve to be rated ahead of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane. Speaking during an event in Sao Paulo Thursday, the threetime World Cup winner claimed the 26yearold Argentine had benefited from playing alongside his Barcelona teammates, Xinhua reported. Asked if...
  • India's 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar in elitist company November 12, 2013

    Jesse Owens, Pele, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer: these names send a chill down the spine, especially when you see the wealth of their achievements in sports. And India's very own 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar will always be talked about in the same breath. Tendulkar will pull the curtains down on...
  • Pele defends Diego Costa's decision to pick Spain November 5, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Pele says Brazilians shouldn't turn against Diego Costa for choosing to play for Spain instead of Brazil. The football great on Monday said Brazilians "must respect his decision." He added that Diego Costa "made the right choice" if indeed he thought he was not valued by Brazil in the...