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  • pele thanks fans after hospital release

    Pele thanks fans after hospital release

    Football | November 16, 2014 10:59 IST

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football legend Pele has thanked fans for their support after his release from a Sao Paulo hospital.The 74-year-old was cleared by doctors to return home Saturday, three days after undergoing surgery

  • neymar on path to greatness with brazil

    Neymar on path to greatness with Brazil

    Football | November 09, 2014 10:56 IST

    Sao Paulo: Despite being only 22 years old, Neymar has already done enough to be ranked among Brazil's greatest players of all time.   If he can keep it up, not even the great Pele may

  • fifa world cup pele maradona impersonators compete for cash

    FIFA World Cup: Pele, Maradona impersonators compete for cash

    Football | June 12, 2014 13:06 IST

    Rio De Janeiro: Just outside the Maracana Stadium's main entrance, the debate rages on: Who is the greatest football player of all time?   Over here is Argentinian Daniel Gonzalez, wearing Diego Maradona's 1986 World Cup

  • meet the football stars who made an impression at the fifa

    Meet the football stars who made an impression at the FIFA World Cup

    Football | June 16, 2014 7:42 IST

    New Delhi:  The biggest show of 2014 is going to begin in a less than a week 's time in Brazil and every football pundit have started to put thier money on various players who

  • brazil judge sentences pele s son to 33 years

    Brazil judge sentences Pele's son to 33 years

    Football | June 03, 2014 13:03 IST

    SAO PAULO :  A Brazilian judge sentenced the son of soccer legend Pele to 33 years in prison after finding him guilty of laundering money for a drug gang.   Judge Suzana Pereira said Monday that

  • pele wanted kaka or robinho in brazil wcup squad

    Pele wanted Kaka or Robinho in Brazil WCup squad

    Football | May 08, 2014 9:31 IST

    Sao Paulo: Pele said he wanted to see either Robinho or Kaka in the World Cup squad picked by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Wednesday.   The Brazil great approved the list but said Robinho

  • pele tells neymar to stay on feet

    Pele tells Neymar to stay on feet

    Football | April 06, 2014 13:04 IST

    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

  • world cup brazil s defence better than attack says pele

    World Cup: Brazil's defence better than attack, says Pele

    Football | March 18, 2014 11:57 IST

    Sao Paulo: Brazil will this year boast a stronger defence than attack for the first time in a World Cup, according to football legend Pele.The 74-year-old cited Brazil's absence of an in-form centre forward and

  • pele fears protests could ruin world cup

    Pele fears protests could ruin World Cup

    Football | March 11, 2014 11:08 IST

    Rio de Janeiro: Football legend Pele fears violent protests in Brazil could ruin this year's World Cup.Mass anti-government rallies that began during last June are expected to continue during the World Cup, to be held

  • ronaldo is better than messi says pele

    Ronaldo is better than Messi, says Pele

    Football | February 01, 2014 13:45 IST

    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

  • pele would always be second best says maradona

    Pele would always be second best, says Maradona

    Football | January 24, 2014 12:33 IST

    Dubai: Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona said here Thursday that Brazil's football legend Pele would always be the second best footballer behind him, even after the FIFA righted Pele a Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur

  • cristiano ronaldo to win ballon d or says pele

    Cristiano Ronaldo to win Ballon D'Or, says Pele

    Football | January 13, 2014 8:27 IST

    Rio De Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win the Ballon D'Or for the world's best player in 2013, according to Brazil legend Pele.The winner of the football's most coveted individual award will be announced

  • pele pays tribute to eusebio

    Pele pays tribute to Eusebio

    Football | January 06, 2014 11:32 IST

    Rio De Janeiro: Football legend Pele has paid tribute to his "brother" Eusebio, who died of a cardiac arrest Sunday aged 71.Pele said he became friends with the Portugal great during the 1966 World Cup

  • messi not better than zidane pele

    Messi not better than Zidane: Pele

    Football | November 22, 2013 13:31 IST

    Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele beleives 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 said

  • pele defends diego costa s decision to pick spain

    Pele defends Diego Costa's decision to pick Spain

    Football | November 05, 2013 6:10 IST

    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

  • english media calls sachin a super hero compares him with

    English media calls Sachin a super hero, compares him with Pele, Federer

    Cricket | October 11, 2013 16:21 IST

    London: The English media described Sachin Tendulkar as a "superhero" and compared him with the likes of football legend Pele and tennis superstar Roger Federer. Sachin would retire from International cricket next month when he

  • pele will also meet with blatter brazil president

    Pele Will Also Meet With Blatter, Brazil President

    Football | March 15, 2012 8:42 IST

    Sao Paulo , Mar 15 : Brazilian football great Pele will join FIFA head Sepp Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a meeting to discuss the 2014 World Cup preparations.FIFA said Wednesday that Blatter

  • pele thinks messi still has some improving to do

    Pele Thinks Messi Still Has Some Improving To Do

    Football | January 21, 2012 10:31 IST

    Paris, jan 21: Pele thinks Lionel Messi still needs to improve at international level before he can be considered the greatest football player of all time, and needs to score more goals to come close

  • bhutia eagerly waiting to meet pele on january 23

    Bhutia Eagerly Waiting To Meet Pele On January 23

    Football | January 07, 2012 12:24 IST

    Kolkata, Jan 7: Indian football icon Baichung Bhutia might have had many highs during his illustrious career, but he confessed on Friday that his ultimate dream would come true on January 23 when he gets

  • pele says brazil not ready to host world cup

    Pele Says Brazil Not Ready To Host World Cup

    Football | October 28, 2011 21:13 IST

    Sao Paulo, Oct 28: Brazil is not yet ready to host the 2014 World Cup, football great Pele told the ESPN Soccernet website in an interview posted on Friday.According to Pele, chaotic organization and communication