Pele showed the most famous guy on the planet can be 'completely normal' - Klopp

Sat, 31 Dec 2022 - 10:39 GMT

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp is convinced no one can be greater than Pele but what he marvelled at the most was the Brazilian football great's humility despite being one of the most popular people on the planet.

Pele or Maradona? Debate will continue raging over who was greater

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 01:33 GMT

Before Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came along, the enduring debate in soccer about who was the greatest player centered on two men: Pele and Diego Maradona.

Pele's astonishing goal record

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 01:27 GMT

Pele's position as one of the greatest footballers of all time has never been contested but the same cannot be said for the number of goals he scored in his star-studded career. Precisely how many time Pele hit the net is a matter of debate, with most statisticians agreeing the number is between 1,281 and 1,283.

Brazil reacts to Pele's death

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 01:21 GMT

Brazilian soccer great Pele died on Thursday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer

Reaction to the death of Pele from around the world

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 01:02 GMT

Brazil soccer great Pele died on Thursday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer. Following are reactions to his death from around the world

Soccer star Pele, Brazilian legend of the beautiful game, dies at 82

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 - 11:40 GMT

Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele waves to the spectators before the start of the under-17 boys' final soccer match of the Subroto Cup tournament at Ambedkar stadium in New Delhi, India, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Brazil soccer star Pele to spend Christmas in hospital as cancer advances

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 - 11:51 GMT

Widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, the 82-year-old has been hospitalized in the Albert Einstein hospital since late November as doctors reevaluate his treatment and tend to a respiratory infection.

Brazil soccer legend Pele says he remains 'strong' amid cancer battle

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 - 12:24 GMT

Brazilian soccer great Pele said on Saturday he was "strong" and grateful for the widespread support he has been receiving after being hospitalized in Sao Paulo earlier this week as he battles colon cancer.

Neymar defends Vinicius over criticism of goal celebrations

Sat, 17 Sep 2022 - 10:43 GMT

Neymar and other leading Brazilian players leapt to the defence of their compatriot Vinicius Jr. on Friday after the Real Madrid forward was advised to tone down his goal celebrations.

Brazil soccer legend Pele hospitalized again for colon tumor treatment

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 01:06 GMT

According to Wednesday's medical bulletin, Pele is continuing his treatment.

Pele in 'stable' condition after respiratory problems, hospital says

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 11:11 GMT

Concerns grew about Pele's health on Friday after local media reported that he had returned to an ICU that he had only just left earlier this week.

Messi overtakes Pele with hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 12:11 GMT

Messi's 77th, 78th and 79th goals marked his seventh hat-trick for the national side.

I'll never match Pele's goal tally says Mbappe

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 10:58 GMT

The 20-year-old Mbappe has so far netted 103 goals in his career.

Gordon Banks dies aged 81

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 - 06:55 GMT

Banks is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the game and he was among the English national team that won 1966 World Cup at home.

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 - 03:02 GMT

Maradona said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side.

Brazil still to gel ahead of World Cup, says Pele

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Brazil may be five-time winners of the World Cup and joint favourites to make it six in Russia this year but the South Americans do not yet have the right blend for success

Maradona does not think Ronaldo is the best in history

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 - 12:02 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he believes that he is the best player in the history of football after winning his fifth Ballon D’Or in December.

Pele congratulates Salah for BBC award

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 07:12 GMT

Salah led Egypt’s national team to the 2018 World Cup after a 28-year absence.

10 historical paradoxes in the World Cup Russia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 09:11 GMT

There are some things happening for the first time this World Cup, which also marks a few world records that have lasted for decades.

Football’s unbreakable – and unbelievable – records

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - 09:20 GMT

The team from Madagascar enters the history because of a bad decision by the referee.