Pele

  • 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 11, 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 May 20, 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 May 21, 2014

    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...
  • Pele launches his new book priced at $1700 and weighing 15 kg October 17, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian football legend Pele broke down as he recalled his celebrated career during the launch of a new book. The 500page limited edition book of the player widely regarded as the greatest ever weighs 15 kg and has a recommended retail price of $1,700, as reported. "This really makes me...
  • Neymar not in Santos' top three: Pele August 10, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele says Neymar does not deserve to be rated among the top three footballers in Santos' history. Neymar is the club's top scorer in the postPele era with 138 goals, but the Brazil legend says the 21yearold is still behind his former teammates Valter Vasconcelos and Coutinho, reports...
  • Pele considers Japan a threat to Brazil June 13, 2013

    Pele has warned Brazil not to underestimate Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup in Brasilia slated for Saturday. Despite backing Brazil as one of the tournament favourites, Pele believes the clash at Mane Garrincha stadium could be among the host nation's most difficult, reports Xinhua. And he warned Luiz...
  • Neymar not ready to shoulder Brazil burden, says Pele February 20, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazil are placing too much hope on the shoulders of Neymar and the 21yearold becomes "an ordinary player" when represents his country, according to Pele. Neymar, who plays for Santos where Pele spent nearly all of his career, has been billed as the best player to have emerged...
  • Pele cancels England trip to recover from hip operation February 2, 2013

    London: Brazil great Pele has canceled a trip to England to watch his country play at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday because he is still recovering from hip surgery. The English Football Association say Pele's recovery is taking longer than expected. On the FA website, the 72yearold Pele said: "I will come...
  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha November 16, 2012

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by USbased filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. "Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The documentary film...
  • Pele recovers from hip surgery November 14, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil's largest city after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said. Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the right hip of the 72yearold Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement. The man widely regarded as the greatest soccer...
  • Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's record November 12, 2012

    Lionel Messi surpassed Pele's milestone of goals in a calendar year by scoring for the 75th and 76th time in 2012 to move within nine of Gerd Muller's alltime record as Barcelona won 42 at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Sunday. The 25yearold Argentine forward now needs 10 more goals...
  • 'India should follow Japan model for improvement' October 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Brazilian World Cup winner Dunga on Monday urged India should take a cue from Japan to develop their standard of football. "One can learn from the way Japan did it. They brought in talented coaches from outside like Brazil to train them. The youngsters should also be given training...
  • Pele ranks 1970's Brazil more gifted than Spain July 5, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners contained more gifted individuals than Spain's current allconquering national side, the Brazilian side's greatest player Pele said on Wednesday. Asked who would win a showdown between the two teams, Pele flashed a big smile and said: "If I was playing, we'd win, no doubt...
  • Pele says Maradona can't be taken seriously September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: If there are two people who will never see eyetoeye they are Pele and Diego Maradona, arguably the two greatest players to have ever graced a football field. The leadup to the crucial World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil has been intense, and both sets of teams have...