Pele

  • Pele tells Neymar to stop diving 06-04-2014 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Neymar can handle World Cup pressure, says Pele 10-03-2014 10:41 PM

    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...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi, says Pele 01-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Rio De Janeiro: Football legend Pele has said Cristiano Ronaldo is now a better player than Lionel Messi. Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning 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,...
  • Work to do for Ronaldo to become legend, says Pele 14-01-2014 05:14 PM

    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...
  • List of FIFA 2013 award winners 14-01-2014 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Lionel Messi most like me, says Pele 04-01-2014 10:32 AM

    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 26-year-old Argentinian deserved to win the Ballon D'Or for a fifth time despite an injury-wracked...
  • Pele hopes Brazil to win Football World Cup 2014 07-12-2013 11:11 AM

    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 22-11-2013 08:38 AM

    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 three-time World Cup winner claimed the 26-year-old Argentine had benefited from playing alongside his Barcelona teammates, Xinhua reported....
  • India's 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar in elitist company 12-11-2013 09:10 AM

    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 05-11-2013 11:09 AM

    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...
  • Pele launches his new book priced at $1700 and weighing 15 kg 17-10-2013 01:40 PM

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian football legend Pele broke down as he recalled his celebrated career during the launch of a new book. The 500-page 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...
  • Neymar not in Santos' top three: Pele 10-08-2013 03:35 PM

    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 post-Pele era with 138 goals, but the Brazil legend says the 21-year-old is still behind his former teammates Valter Vasconcelos and Coutinho,...
  • Pele considers Japan a threat to Brazil 13-06-2013 12:14 PM

    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...
  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha 16-11-2012 05:17 PM

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by US-based 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...
  • Pele recovers from hip surgery 14-11-2012 11:31 AM

    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 72-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement. The man widely regarded as the...
  • Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's record 12-11-2012 01:53 AM

    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 all-time record as Barcelona won 4-2 at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Sunday. The 25-year-old Argentine forward now needs 10 more...
  • Maradona says he's better than Pele 27-08-2009 10:22 PM

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