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# pele - Thursday 4 June, 2020

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

# pele - Friday 14 February, 2020

'I have my good and bad days. This is normal for people my age' - Pele

Three-time World Cup winner Pele – who turns 80 in October – rejected claims over his health on Thursday.

# pele - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Pele depressed, reclusive because of poor health

The football legend’s son says the star has been left unable to walk.

# pele - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020

After a hugely successful 2019, the Argentina forward is well on his way to achieving several more personal milestones.

# pele - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# pele - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Brazil legend Pele undergoes treatment after being taken to hospital in Paris

The 78-year-old was being treated for ‘a light fever’ prior to the long flight back to his home country.

# pele - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'You can reach 1,000 goals too', Brazil legend Pele tells PSG's rising star Mbappe

Last year the French star became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele.

# pele - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

I'm glad he saved my header: Pele still in disbelief at Banks' Save of the Century

‘Even now when I watch it l, I can’t believe it,’ said the Brazilian great of Banks’ save against him at the 1970 World Cup.

# pele - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Busy day for Martin O'Neill, as ex-Ireland boss steps up recruitment at Forest Frantic This post contains videos

Busy day for Martin O'Neill, as ex-Ireland boss steps up recruitment at Forest

27-year-old Monaco midfielder Pele has joined on loan until the end of the season, while other deals could go through.

# pele - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'I respect Pelé's criticisms but I don't approve them' - Neymar Response This post contains videos

'I respect Pelé's criticisms but I don't approve them' - Neymar

The former World Cup winner was vocal following the star’s behaviour.

# pele - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'Messi only has one skill' - Pele places himself & Maradona above Barca star

The iconic Brazilian also suggested that he was a far better all-round player than the Argentine sensation.

# pele - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'

The PSG star was criticised for perceived theatrics at the World Cup and the Brazilian legend thinks he should focus on using his ability more

# pele - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'The Phibsboro Flop': When Pele came to Dublin and was ripped to shreds by the press

The football icon – who celebrated his 78th birthday earlier this week – experienced a forgettable time in Ireland in 1972.

# pele - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category'

Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.

# pele - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

He played with Pele and Beckenbauer, but this 63-year-old ex-footballer is now driving for Uber

Santiago Formoso played for the New York Cosmos.

# pele - Monday 20 March, 2017

'You and me, making fun of the defenders, scoring for fun': Dimitar Berbatov pays brilliant tribute to Keane Hall Of Fame This post contains videos

'You and me, making fun of the defenders, scoring for fun': Dimitar Berbatov pays brilliant tribute to Keane

Robbie Keane was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame last night.

# pele - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Neymar would not make Brazil ’70 side'

The Barcelona ace would struggle to get onto the bench of the team that were crowned kings of the world nearly 50 years ago, according to Gerson.

# pele - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Chris Shields puts Gary Neville back in his box - it's sporting tweets of the week

Here’s how the last seven days played out in 140 characters or less.

# pele - Friday 5 August, 2016

Brazil footballing legend Pele can't light Olympic cauldron due to poor health

“Right now I am not in physical condition to take part in the opening of the Olympics,” the sporting icon said in a statement.

# pele - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Pele auctions off entire collection of medals and memorabilia to raise millions for charity

The three-time World Cup winner is selling more than 2,000 items of personal memorabilia in London this week.

# pele - Monday 9 May, 2016

'I cried because I do not know what happened to the joy of Brazilian football'

Pele has voiced his frustration with Brazil’s style of play and the approach of coach Dunga.

# pele - Friday 25 March, 2016

Colm Meaney stars in the long-awaited Pele biopic and the slick trailer for it has just dropped Hollywood Treatment This post contains videos

Colm Meaney stars in the long-awaited Pele biopic and the slick trailer for it has just dropped

Sharon Curley’s Da will play George Raynor, the man who coached Sweden to the 1958 World Cup final.

# pele - Friday 16 October, 2015

Here's how one of football's all-time greats ended up with a Bohemians jersey

That’s not a bad present for the club to receive on their 125th birthday.

# pele - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Father defends Lionel Messi following Argentina backlash

The Barcelona ace’s international record is under attack again.

# pele - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Predators helped turn football boots into a multi-billion market - so why kill the classics?

The sports footwear market is always evolving, writes Colm Woods.

# pele - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Messi reminiscent of Pele in 1970 and more Champions League talking points

Also, why it’s harsh to single out Gareth Bale and how Neuer justified his world-class tag.

# pele - Friday 13 March, 2015

Pele says Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi

The Brazil legend believes another Barcelona star will soon be number one in the world

# pele - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# pele - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Hospital treating Pele say Brazil legend taken off intensive treatment

The 74-year-old is said to be ‘doing well.’

# pele - Friday 28 November, 2014

Pele improving but still on dialysis - hospital

The revered Brazilian took to Twitter to, politely, ask people to give him a little space.

# pele - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Pele is 'conscious and talking' in hospital after being moved to special care unit

Iconic footballer is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital but his agent has given a postive update on his health

We’ll Leave It There So: Sport stunned by Hughes' death, Pele in special care and all today’s sport

Also, Anna Krien wins Sports Book of the Year and Ireland international Sean St Ledger finally finds a club.

# pele - Thursday 6 November, 2014

5 Championship Manager legends who failed to live up to their promise

The new version of the cult series gets released later this week.

# pele - Monday 27 October, 2014

Neymar will surpass Pele's Brazil goalscoring record - Romario

The 1994 World Cup winner believes Neymar is destined to break the record.

# pele - Sunday 6 July, 2014

5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury

The 22-year-old is not the first high-profile star to withdraw from the tournament.

# pele - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Is the stage set for another Amarildo to emerge for Brazil?

When Pele was injured during the 1962 World Cup, his replacement stepped up to the plate and delivered.

# pele - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Pele pens song for Brazil World Cup campaign

“I heard the one by Ricky Martin but I didn’t like it,” he said.

# pele - Monday 10 March, 2014

The pressure's on Neymar at World Cup - Pele

The Brazilian legend is worried about the striker, who is carrying a nation’s hopes into the tournament

# pele - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Dunphy compares Cristiano Ronaldo to Pele following Ballon d'Or win

The Irish soccer pundit was previously one of the player’s biggest critics.

# pele - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Check out this brilliant new ESPN ad for the 2014 World Cup

Neymar and other Brazilian stars feature prominently in the first promo for the June tournament.

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