Pele

Messi-blessed Yamal breaks Pele’s record

Yamal started for Spain in the final a day after celebrating his 17th birthday and became the youngest player ever to play in a major international final, breaking a record Pele had set way back in the 1958 World Cup final.

Spain starlet Yamal coy over 'dream come true' wonder strike

Sixteen-year-old Yamal eclipsed Brazilian great Pele to become the youngest player to score in a World Cup or Euros with a stunning 21st-minute strike that sailed into the top corner, helping Spain come from a goal down to beat France 2-1.

Brazil creates King Pele Day in honor of football icon

Considered by many the greatest footballer of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- better known as Pele -- won three World Cups with Brazil and scored more than 1,000 goals over his storied career.

Mother of Brazil's football giant Pele dies at 101

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has died aged 101, outliving her famous son by 18 months, the family announced Friday.

Is Brazil still the land of football?

The country of Pele, Garrincha and Ronaldinho, which once wowed the world with its 'samba' style, has not won the World Cup since 2002. Nor has it produced a Ballon d'Or winner since Kaka in 2007.

Pele to Endrick: Five teen talents that lit up Brazil

The five-times World Cup winners are renowned for their "jogo bonito" philosophy and reputation of churning out the world's most talented players, the latest being 17-year-old starlet Endrick who scored against England on Saturday.

A year after his death, the world continues to pay tribute to Pele

In these past 12 months, tributes to the three-time world champion have been, on various platforms, all over the world.

Pele 'would have been sad' at state of Brazil team, says son

Brazil have struggled in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup and presently occupy sixth place in the South American table, the last spot that affords direct qualification.

'No one can even touch the feet of Pele': Endrick

"I just want to be Endrick. I want to show them who Endrick is," he told AFP in an interview at an event with a new sponsor in Sao Paulo.

July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024

Messi-blessed Yamal breaks Pele’s record

Yamal started for Spain in the final a day after celebrating his 17th birthday and became the youngest player ever to play in a major international final, breaking a record Pele had set way back in the 1958 World Cup final.

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

Spain starlet Yamal coy over 'dream come true' wonder strike

Sixteen-year-old Yamal eclipsed Brazilian great Pele to become the youngest player to score in a World Cup or Euros with a stunning 21st-minute strike that sailed into the top corner, helping Spain come from a goal down to beat France 2-1.

July 3, 2024
July 3, 2024

Brazil creates King Pele Day in honor of football icon

Considered by many the greatest footballer of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- better known as Pele -- won three World Cups with Brazil and scored more than 1,000 goals over his storied career.

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

Mother of Brazil's football giant Pele dies at 101

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has died aged 101, outliving her famous son by 18 months, the family announced Friday.

May 2, 2024
May 2, 2024

Is Brazil still the land of football?

The country of Pele, Garrincha and Ronaldinho, which once wowed the world with its 'samba' style, has not won the World Cup since 2002. Nor has it produced a Ballon d'Or winner since Kaka in 2007.

March 25, 2024
March 25, 2024

Pele to Endrick: Five teen talents that lit up Brazil

The five-times World Cup winners are renowned for their "jogo bonito" philosophy and reputation of churning out the world's most talented players, the latest being 17-year-old starlet Endrick who scored against England on Saturday.

December 29, 2023
December 29, 2023

A year after his death, the world continues to pay tribute to Pele

In these past 12 months, tributes to the three-time world champion have been, on various platforms, all over the world.

December 26, 2023
December 26, 2023

Pele 'would have been sad' at state of Brazil team, says son

Brazil have struggled in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup and presently occupy sixth place in the South American table, the last spot that affords direct qualification.

December 11, 2023
December 11, 2023

'No one can even touch the feet of Pele': Endrick

"I just want to be Endrick. I want to show them who Endrick is," he told AFP in an interview at an event with a new sponsor in Sao Paulo.

December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023

'I want to show them who Endrick is'

"I know no one can even touch the feet of Pele. He's the King of football," says the young forward, who just helped Sao Paulo club Palmeiras to a second straight Brazilian league title and will join Real Madrid next year when he turns 18.

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