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Euro 2016: Brazil legend Pele hails Cristiano as “the best player in the world”

Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
The Portugal captain received a huge confident boost ahead of their opening game clash with Iceland.
Portugal begin their UEFA Euro 2016 campaign with a clash with Iceland on Tuesday, as the 2004 runners-up look to finally end their long wait for the crown and lift the title in France.

They will be looking to star attacker and captain Cristiano...


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Maradona blasts Messi's leadership skills while talking with Pele [Video]

Thursday, Jun 9 2016
The Argentinean legend was having a chat with Brazilian legend Pelé during a promotional event held in Paris.
Hours before Lionel Messi makes his Copa América Centenario debut with Argentina, his former Albiceleste coach and Argentinean legend Diego Armando Maradona had some unflattering words about "La Pulga".

The former midfielder and...


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How the football world reacted to Muhammad Ali’s death [TWEETS]

Saturday, Jun 4 2016
We take a look at some of the tributes from the football world to the late Muhammad Ali.
June 3, 2016 will go down the books of history as the day when the world lost the greatest heavyweight professional boxer of all time- Muhammad Ali. The celebrated American boxer started developing health issues late in December 2014.

He was first...


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Pele ranks Messi ahead of Ronaldo and makes confession about Real Madrid

Thursday, May 26 2016
Pele’s recent comments about Real Madrid could mean nothing if the club’s fans discover what he had to say about Messi.
Brazilian legendary footballer Pele has confessed his admiration for Real Madrid ahead of the much-anticipated UCL final clash against rivals Atletico Madrid on May 28 in Milan. The 75-year-old has revealed that he likes Los Blancos because of their ‘artistic&rsquo...


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Dani Alves sets new record with La Liga win, surpassing Pele

Saturday, May 14 2016
The Brazilian full-back had a lot to smile about after the Blaugrana won the league crown
Saturday was a very special day for the Barcelona players, as the Blaugrana won 3-0 away to Granada to clinch their 2nd consecutive Liga BBVA crown, beating out rivals Real Madrid – who won 2-0 against Deportivo – to the title.

A hat-trick...


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Neymar shares his views on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé

Wednesday, Mar 2 2016
The Brazilian superstar was nominated to the 2015 Ballon D'Or with his Barcelona team-mate and Real Madrid's ace back in January.
Some might say that Neymar could be the next in line to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player. With that in mind, the Brazilian player analyzed his Barcelona team-mate and even compared him with Real Madrid's all-time top...


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BLASTED: Neymar's skills haven't impressed Pelé

Friday, Dec 25 2015
The legendary striker shared his thoughts about the Brazilian ace, hinting that he feels Neymar has a long way to go before being considered one of the best.
Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "Pelé", considered by many as the greatest player in football's history, criticized his compatriot Neymar, stating that there are aspects of his game that need improvement before he can be considered as one...


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CONCACAF Champions League: Montreal y América pelean por el Mundial de Clubes

Wednesday, Apr 29 2015
Montreal sorprendió a los de Coapa en su visita al Azteca la semana pasada con un sufrido empate, por lo que hoy ambas escuadras deberán buscar el triunfo para representar a CONCACAF en el Mundial de Clubes a celebrarse en diciembre.
Montreal Impact buscará hacer historia esta noche al enfrentar al América de México por un lugar en el Mundial de Clubes. Los canadienses podrían convertirse en el primer equipo de la MLS en ganar el torneo de CONCACAF, que...


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France vs Brazil: Pele claims not even Neymar will reach his legendary status

Thursday, Mar 26 2015
Both played for Santos in Brazil. He won three World Cups and scored over 1,000 goals in his career.
Many have tried to reach his legendary status, Ronaldo was close, Ronaldinho probably got even closer. Edison Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” claimed not even Neymar Jr. could reach his status in Brazil’s football history.

In his...


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CR7 DOMINATION: Pele sees Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player right now

Friday, Mar 13 2015
The three-time World Cup Champion considered Messi as the best for a long time. Neymar could join their battle soon according to Pele.
The Brazilian star Pele chimed in once again on who he considers to be the best footballer in the world right now. After having considered Lionel Messi as the best one for many years, he now sides with Cristiano Ronaldo.

In an interview with the...


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Messi & Pele make Ronaldo de Lima’s Dream Team, but where’s the OTHER Ronaldo?

Wednesday, Dec 31 2015
The Selecao legend was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, naming a who’s who of footballing legends.
Believed by many to be the greatest attacker to ever grace the beautiful game, when Brazilian legend Ronaldo was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, you could expect many big names from the football world, both past and present, to make his list.

And...


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Brazilian legend Pele has left intensive care, but will remain under medical surveillance

Tuesday, Dec 2 2014
Pele has shown signs of improvement in the past few days, but his release date from the hospital is yet to be determined by the legend's doctor.
According to the last medical reports, Brazilian legend Pelé is getting better from a kidney disfunction, which forced his family to keep him under surveillance. Pele's doctors have stated the former player has been removed from intensive care...


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Football legend Pelé remains under medical care; 'O Rei' interacts with fans on Twitter

Friday, Nov 28 2014
The 3-time World Cup winner will continue his treatment until further notice, since the hospital refused to comment on when he could be released.
Former Brazilian player Pelé alarmed his fanbase after being reported delicate with a urinary tract infection, which required him to be moved to the Special Care Unit. After the news broke, the hospital published a press release explaining the...


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Brazilian legend Pelé enters the Special Care Unite due to health complications

Thursday, Nov 27 2014
The Brazilian underwent an operation on November 13, and he will be kept under medical supervision to avoid any problems.
Brazilian football legend Pelé has the world's attention again, but this time because of his health condition. The former player, considered the best footballer of all time, was transferred to a special care unit in Albert Einstein hospital in...


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Brazil legend Pele tips Argentine superstar Lionel Messi for World Cup success

Thursday, Sep 11 2014
The Selecao legend believes La Albiceleste's finals loss to Germany at the Maracana won't be the Barca ace's last shot at clinching football's greatest prize
Brazil legend Pele believes Argentine superstar Lionel Messi still has a shot at winning a World Cup title, despite the fact that the Blaugrana ace might be 31 years old when Russia host the tournament in 2018.

The Albiceleste captain, believed...


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Embarrassment for Pele as son is sentenced to long jail term

Monday, Jun 2 2014
The three time World Cup winner's son was convicted of drug related offenses and sentenced to over 30 years in prision.
Certainly, this is not how legendary Brazilian player Pele would like to see his name in the press.

Although the three-time World Cup winner has made some controversial statements from time to time, this time, the buzz is not surrounding him, but...


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Soccer star and Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi says the best is yet to come - “60 MINUTES SPORTS” on SHOWTIME Jan. 9

Wednesday, Jan 9 2013
The World’s Best Soccer Player Appears in a Rare Interview on the Premiere Edition of “60 MINUTES SPORTS” on SHOWTIME
He has just won the top award in soccer for a fourth time in a row, only a few weeks after breaking the 40-yr.-old record for scoring the most goals in a calendar year. And he’s only 25. What’s next for Lionel Messi? More goals and more records, for...


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Lionel Messi Interview Featured in the Premiere of "60 MINUTES SPORTS" Jan. 9 on SHOWTIME

Thursday, Dec 20 2012
"60 MINUTES SPORTS" premieres on Showtime Wednesday, Jan. 9 with a rare interview with the world's best soccer player, Lionel Messi
The first edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS will feature a rare interview with Lionel Messi, the record-breaking soccer player considered by many to be the best of all time.  Bob Simon went to Spain to talk to Messi, an Argentine who plays for FC Barcelona...


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Pele: World and European champions Spain not better than Brazil’s 1970 squad

Thursday, Jul 5 2012
In the midst of the euphoria and praises surrounding World Cup champions and back-to-back European Championship winners Spain, Brazilian legend Pele has made a controversial comment.
“The 1970 side set the standard by which others are measured,” Pele told reporters.

“These comparisons will always be there, but you cannot compare them individually. But the 1970 team had better players than Spain, who have only...


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Pele claims Messi is not as good as Neymar

Thursday, Apr 12 2012
Once again the outspoken former Brazil World Cup winner has rated Neymar above Messi.
Pele has affirmed that he believes Lionel Messi isn't the best player in the world, not to mention the best of all time.

According to the three-time World Cup winner, young Santos and Brazil striker Neymar is a better player than the Barcelona...


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