# Pele

January 2023
# Criticism
Fifa boss Infantino under fire for behaviour at Pele's wake
The organisation’s president took a selfie with some of the late star’s old teammates on Monday right beside the open coffin.
# Tribute
Rodrygo scores brilliant solo goal, does Pele celebration in Real Madrid win
The Brazilian broke the deadlock after 69 minutes beating two defenders to fire in.
'The King': Brazil says its final farewell to Pelé
Santos FC said some 250,000 people had attended his 24-hour wake in the Vila Belmiro stadium, where mourners continued arriving straight through the night.
Pele to be buried today after lying in state at Santos' stadium
The three-time World Cup winner died on 29 December aged 82.
# tributes
Fans mourn Pele at public viewing in Brazil stadium
Football fans started arriving at the Vila Belmiro Stadium in the early hours of this morning to pay their last respects.
Last year
Dunphy: 'More than any other single individual, Pele made football 'the beautiful game''
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Pele’s influence in the world game will be everlasting.
# tributes
'An inspiration to generations': Tributes continue to pour in following death of Pele
The three-time World Cup winner died yesterday having been in hospital in Sao Paulo since late November.
# Update
Pele to spend Christmas in hospital as cancer worsens
The 82-year-old “requires greater care related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions.”
# record equalled
Pele urges Neymar to 'keep inspiring us' after Brazil's World Cup exit
Brazil bowed out after a shock defeat to Croatia yesterday.
# good news
'He'll come home': Pele's daughters reassure fans of ill football icon
The 82-year-old has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Tuesday amid ongoing treatments for colon cancer.
# Concern
Football legend Pele says he is ‘strong with a lot of hope’ amid health concerns
The 82-year-old has been receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.
# Update
'There is no emergency' - Pele’s daughter allays fears over Brazil great’s health
The 82-year-old continues to be treated for colon cancer.
'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'
A look at how Tostão and other members of the Brazil 1970 World Cup-winning team dealt with their success.
# Allegation
Outcry in Brazil over 'racist' remark on Vinicius Junior
Pele, Neymar and other big names voiced their outrage on Friday.
# edging closer
Two-goal Neymar closes on Pele record in big Brazil win
The Paris Saint-Germain forward netted his 72nd and 73rd goals for his country.
# Pele
Pele hospitalised again for colon cancer treatment
The Brazilian great is expected to be discharged from hospital ‘in the next few days’.
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# Get Well Soon
Pele returns to hospital in Brazil for further treatment on tumour
The 81-year-old was operated on in September.
# o rei
Pele released from hospital, undergoing chemotherapy
Pele, 80, had been receiving treatment at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo since 31 August.
# Concern
Brazil football icon Pele 'stable' following readmission to intensive care
The 80-year-old left hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this week following an operation to remove a tumour from his colon.
# Get Well Soon
Pele leaves ICU after tumor removed
The footballing icon ‘is in good clinical condition’, his Sao Paulo hospital said in a medical bulletin.
# Goat
Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s South American international goals record
Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.
# Treatment
Pele says he's 'recovering well' after surgery
The Brazilian legend underwent an operation for a suspected colon tumor.
# dreams
The ex-Ireland international who shared a screen with Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone
Kevin O’Callaghan recalls the filming of ‘Escape to Victory’ 40 years on.
# Game Recognise Game
Pele hails 'much more than footballer' Marta after Olympics landmark
The 35-year-old Brazil great scored at a fifth Games today.
# 770 Not Out
Pele congratulates hat-trick hero Ronaldo for 'breaking my record'
Ronaldo’s hat-trick on Sunday took his official total to 770.
# documentary
New film highlights the doubts about Pele ahead of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup win
The documentary is released on Tuesday, 23 February.
# Goal compare
Pele denies changing Instagram bio after Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses his record
The Brazil legend has been accused of trying to overshadow the achievements of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
# Genius Week
‘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.
# Icon
'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.
# problems
Pele depressed, reclusive because of poor health
The football legend’s son says the star has been left unable to walk.
# World Class
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.
# On The Mend
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.
# Get Well Soon
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.
# Goal Machine
'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.
# a terrible beauty
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.
# frantic
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.
# response
'I respect Pelé's criticisms but I don't approve them' - Neymar
The former World Cup winner was vocal following the star’s behaviour.
# pecking order
'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.
# theatrics
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
# No Holding Back
'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.