BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi broke Pelé's all-time scoring milestone for their clubs by netting his 644th career goal for Barcelona on Tuesday, while Atlético Madrid beat Real Sociedad 2-0 to increase its lead of the Spanish league. ...
Dec 23, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi has another individual scoring milestone, but he sure doesn't have a team that looks like a champion.Messi equaled Pelé's all-time club scoring tally on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) in a 2-2 ...
Dec 20, 2020
LONDON - Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!"Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's ...
Feb 13, 2019
PORTO, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faeroe Islands 5-1 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group ...
Sep 1, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian court has released Pele's son, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who was arrested six days ago for association to drug trafficking and money laundering.A high court in the capital Brasilia decided Edinho, as the son ...
Mar 3, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Soccer legend Pele is using a metal-framed walker to get around these days, which his agent compares to having a new piece of "sporting equipment.""He is calling this his new soccer shoes with wheels," his agent, Jose ...
Nov 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task.Speaking at an ...
Aug 4, 2016
LONDON - Pele's replica of the Jules Rimet Trophy, the original World Cup, has sold at auction in London for 394,000 pounds ($570,000)The Brazil great was given the copy of the World Cup after becoming the only player ...
Jun 10, 2016
DUTCH soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game as the personification of "Total Football," has died. He was 68.Family spokeswoman Carole Thate confirmed to The Associated Press that Cruyff had died in the Spanish city of Barcelona after a five- ...
Mar 25, 2016
SAO PAULO - A spokesman for Pele says the Brazilian football legend is recovering well from a corrective hip surgery he recently underwent in New York City.Jose Fornos Rodrigues said by telephone that the 75-year-old Pele underwent surgery Dec. 3 ...
Jan 16, 2016
SAO PAULO - Pele has successfully undergone back surgery for nerve root decompression and his postoperative recovery is satisfactory, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).The hospital said in a statement Pele was hospitalized on Monday, ...
Jul 19, 2015
SAO PAULO - Pele is recovering from prostate surgery in a Sao Paulo hospital.The 74-year-old football great was in a "stable" condition after the surgery this week, the Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement on Thursday (Friday, manila time). ...
May 8, 2015
SAO PAULO - Doctors say Pele is expected to be discharged from a Brazilian hospital on Tuesday, two weeks after being admitted to treat a urinary tract infection.The Albert Einstein hospital said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) the soccer great "continues to improve" ...
Dec 9, 2014
SAO PAULO - Brazilian great Pele said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread ...
Nov 28, 2014
SAO PAULO - Doctors say Brazilian soccer great Pele has a urinary infection.The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the infection was diagnosed after the three-time World Cup winner underwent a series of exams after being admitted for a medical ...
Nov 26, 2014
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 (Tuesday, Manila time).Brazilian media says Pele has ...
Nov 25, 2014
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 be standing in front of ...
Nov 8, 2014
LISBON - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.There was the European Cup final against Real Madrid in 1962, when he scored the ...
Jan 6, 2014
FOOTBALL great Pele will be present in the draw for the 2014 World Cup on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).Organizers said that the World Cup ambassador will be part of the broadcast to about 250 million viewers in more than 190 countries, ...
Dec 3, 2013
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Pele is to appear at Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup (Saturday, Manila time), but his role is being kept secret.It hadn't been clear whether Pele would be participating. On Monday, however, ...
Dec 3, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil is a year from the World Cup, admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to be ready in time.After facing difficulties getting its stadiums ready for the Confederations Cup - the warm-up tournament that begins in Brasilia ...
Jun 13, 2013
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