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  • Leo Messi and Pele

    Pele urges Messi not to retire from international football

    Football | July 02, 2016 9:52 IST

    Brazil legend Pele has become the latest high-profile name to call for Lionel Messi to retract his decision to retire from international football.

  • mamata sourav rahman celebrate pele s birthday

    Mamata, Sourav, Rahman celebrate Pele's birthday

    Football | October 13, 2015 12:37 IST

    Kolkata: His birthday is still some days away but football legend Pele had the celebrations here on Monday, as Academy Award winning music composer A.R. Rahman sang the 'Happy birthday' jingle, and former Indian skipper

  • i always played with a good heart pele

    I always played with a good heart: Pele

    Football | October 12, 2015 17:30 IST

    Kolkata: King of football Pele today had an advice for defending Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata who're known for their attacking game.At a media interaction organised by ATK, the team's co-owner Harsh Neotia

  • the love for me in kolkata has not changed pele

    The love for me in Kolkata has not changed: Pele

    Football | October 12, 2015 17:26 IST

    Kolkata: Giving his prescription for improving Indian football standards, Brazilian legend Pele on Monday said the authorities must focus on the base - the grassroots - and ensure the game spreads in the universities, schools

  • messi the best in last 10 years no intention to head fifa

    Messi the best in last 10 years, no intention to head FIFA: Pele

    Football | October 12, 2015 21:33 IST

    Kolkata: Football king Pele on Monday rated Argentina's talismanic forward Lionel Messi as the best footballer of the last ten years and declared he has no intention of heading FIFA.However, the Brazilian legend refused to

  • brazilian football legend pele in kolkata after 38 years

    Brazilian football legend Pele in Kolkata after 38 years

    Football | October 11, 2015 9:51 IST

    Kolkata:  After 38 years, Brazilian football legend Pele set foot again in the city on Sunday morning amidst cheering from vociferous fans.Such is the craze surrounding the now 74-year-old that it was a struggle for

  • pele hospitalised with spinal problem

    Pele hospitalised with spinal problem

    Football | July 19, 2015 7:59 IST

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian soccer legend Pele was admitted to a hospital here with a spinal problem, a media report said.Pele suffered back pains caused by a vertebra pressing on a nerve, which was corrected by

  • only god can explain brazil s world cup disaster pele

    Only God can explain Brazil's World Cup disaster: Pele

    Football | April 24, 2015 16:59 IST

    London: Brazil football legend Pele on Friday said that "only God can explain" how Brazil were beaten so brutally by Germany in last summer's World Cup semi-final.Without Neymar and Thiago Silva, the tournament hosts were

  • would choose messi over ronaldo pele

    Would choose Messi over Ronaldo: Pele

    Football | April 17, 2015 18:11 IST

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian football legend Pele has said he would pick Argentine forward Lionel Messi over his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo because of the former's ability to create more opportunities than just score goals.Ronaldo is

  • pele says he has recovered after his health scare

    Pele says he has recovered after his health scare

    Football | April 10, 2015 11:41 IST

    Santiago, Chile: Brazilian soccer legend Pele said Wednesday that he has "happily recovered" from a recent health scare.The 74-year-old spent time in intensive care late last year because of a urinary tract infection and had

  • pele backs blatter for 5th term running fifa

    Pele backs Blatter for 5th term running FIFA

    Football | March 21, 2015 9:34 IST

    London: Pele is supporting Sepp Blatter's bid to continue running world football as the FIFA president prepares for his toughest-ever election battle.Blatter is taking on three rivals in FIFA's May election, including Pele's friend, Luis

  • pele thanks fans for gratifying support leaves hospital

    Pele thanks fans for 'gratifying' support, leaves hospital

    Football | December 10, 2014 13:38 IST

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele has thanked his legion of fans from around the world after being discharged from a Brazilian hospital.The 74-year-old said Tuesday he drew strength from the messages of support during his two

  • pele remains in hospital but shows no signs of infection

    Pele remains in hospital, but shows no signs of infection

    Football | December 08, 2014 8:26 IST

    Sao Paulo: Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele remained in hospital, though did not exhibit any symptoms of the urinary tract infection that he was admitted with 13 days ago.According to a bulletin released Sunday by the

  • kidney treatment suspended as pele improves

    Kidney treatment suspended as Pele improves

    Football | November 30, 2014 19:59 IST

    Sao Paulo: Pele's condition is continuing to improve and doctors have suspended kidney treatment for the soccer great, a Brazilian hospital said Sunday.The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele, who won three World Cups

  • brazilian great pele responding well to treatment

    Brazilian great Pele responding well to treatment

    Football | November 29, 2014 19:56 IST

    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

  • hospital says pele s condition is improving

    Hospital says Pele's condition is improving

    Football | November 29, 2014 11:44 IST

    Sao Paulo: Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday.   The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele remains in an intensive care

  • pele doing fine after taken to special care unit

    Pele doing 'fine' after taken to special care unit

    Football | November 27, 2014 23:03 IST

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.The hospital

  • pele back in hospital for medical evaluation

    Pele back in hospital for 'medical evaluation'

    Football | November 25, 2014 8:29 IST

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a "medical evaluation."The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the three-time World Cup champion is "stable" after being admitted late Monday.Brazilian media says Pele

  • pele s son released from jail in brazil

    Pele's son released from jail in Brazil

    Football | November 20, 2014 20:26 IST

    Sao Paulo: The 44-year-old son of soccer great Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.Edson Cholbi do

  • pele s son arrested in money laundering case

    Pele's son arrested in money laundering case

    Football | November 19, 2014 8:01 IST

    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