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Exclusive interview: Pele on his Santos years

Exclusive interview: Pele on his Santos years

Its been 50 years since the Brazilian made his debut for a growing club on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. By the time Pele left, he was the greatest goalscorer of all time and had transformed the Peixe into a global force 7 Sep 2016
Pele backs Neymar choice over EPL

Pele backs Neymar choice over EPL

Brazil legend Pele says that Neymar made the right decision in choosing Barcelona over a move to the Premier League. 13 Jun 2013
Maradona launches Pele tirade

Maradona launches Pele tirade

Diego Maradona has mocked Brazilian great Pele, accusing him of talking nonsensically 'when he takes the wrong pills'. 27 Feb 2013
Messi Flattered By Pele, Maradona Comparisons

Messi Flattered By Pele, Maradona Comparisons

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says it is an honour to be compared to Pele and Diego Maradona. 3 Dec 2012
Pele In Hospital For Surgery

Pele In Hospital For Surgery

Brazil legend Pele has undergone hip replacement surgery in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. 14 Nov 2012
Messi Breaks Pele's Record

Messi Breaks Pele's Record

BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has broken former Brazil international Pele's scoring record of 75 goals during one calendar year. 12 Nov 2012
Hodgson Compares Rooney To Pele

Hodgson Compares Rooney To Pele

England coach Roy Hodgson has likened returning Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to Brazil great Pele. 20 Jun 2012
Maradona Scoffs At Pele Claims

Maradona Scoffs At Pele Claims

Diego Maradona has continued his war-of-words with fellow great Pele, calling himself more passionate about football than the Brazil legend. 16 Mar 2012
Pele: Brazil World Cup Can Be the Best Yet

Pele: Brazil World Cup Can Be the Best Yet

BRAZIL legend Pele has moved to allay fears regarding his country's organisation of the 2014 World Cup and believes it will be the best one yet. 3 Aug 2011
Pele Critical of Teixeira Attack

Pele Critical of Teixeira Attack

Pele has branded Brazil World Cup chief Ricardo Teixeira's attack on England as "not good" for the 2014 hosts. 30 Jul 2011
Pele Denies Robinho Slur

Pele Denies Robinho Slur

PELE has denied alleging that Manchester City star Robinho had taken drugs. 26 Mar 2009
Robinho Hits Back At Pele Slur

Robinho Hits Back At Pele Slur

BRAZILIAN striker Robinho has dismissed suggestions by legendary fellow-countryman Pele that he has taken drugs. 23 Mar 2009
Robinho Rebuffs Pele Criticism After City Move

Robinho Rebuffs Pele Criticism After City Move

Robinho has responded to reports Pele has criticised him for joining Manchester City, insisting the Brazil icon would have done the same. 4 Sep 2008
Pele Robbed At Gunpoint

Pele Robbed At Gunpoint

PELE has been attacked and robbed at gun point by a gang of 10, according to O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper. 23 Jun 2008
Pele Fears for Ronaldo

Pele Fears for Ronaldo

Brazil legend Pele is not confident AC Milan striker Ronaldo will make a full recovery from a serious knee injury. 15 Mar 2008
Pele Bemoans Becks Appeal

Pele Bemoans Becks Appeal

Pele believes David Beckham has been mis-sold to the American public. 9 Nov 2007
Pele Wants Fifa To Break Down The Walls

Pele Wants Fifa To Break Down The Walls

Pele has called on world governing body FIFA to ban defending teams setting up walls after conceding free-kicks close to the box. 9 Nov 2007
Brazilian Blend Excites Pele

Brazilian Blend Excites Pele

Brazil legend Pele has hailed Ronaldinho, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo as the most exciting players in modern football. 8 Nov 2007
Pele, Maradona Could Roll Back Years

Pele, Maradona Could Roll Back Years

Brazilian giants Santos have been invited by Boca Juniors to play a friendly which could feature Pele and Diego Maradona running out for their former clubs. 22 Aug 2007
Pele Warns 'Pop Star' Beckham

Pele Warns 'Pop Star' Beckham

Pele insists David Beckham is more of a "pop star" than a footballer and has urged the Los Angeles Galaxy superstar to focus totally on his sport if he is to succeed in the United States. 30 Jul 2007
Pele: Ronaldo Not Best Yet

Pele: Ronaldo Not Best Yet

Pele believes Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait "one or two years more" before he deserves to be called the best player in the world. 20 Apr 2007