newsfootball1 month ago

When legendary Pele took the field against Mohun Bagan in 1977

Much earlier than Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" event sparked local football fervor, Bengal's relationship with the "beautiful game" was inaugurated by Brazilian master Pele.
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newsfootball11 months ago

When I first saw Kylian Mbappe he reminded me of Pele, reveals Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asserted that Kylian Mbappe reminded him of Brazilian legend Pele while also insisting that the Frenchman is better than Erling Haaland. Mbappe’s current deal at the French club expires in the summer and he could move on to greener pastures.
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newsfootball1 year ago

Don't know what I have to do for people to respect me, admits Neymar

Neymar could become Brazil's all-time leading goal scorer in the near future but feels like he doesn't get the respect his displays deserve. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar became his country's top scorer in World Cup qualifying when he scored in the 2-0 win over Peru on Thursday. 
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newsfootball2 years ago

Sandesh Jhinghan sends his signed ATK-Mohun Bagan jersey to Pele

Indian footballer Sandesh Jhinghan has sent his signed ATK Mohun Bagan jersey to the Pele, for the Brazilian’s upcoming 80th birthday on October 23. The jersey will be used to raise money for a corona-virus relief fund, with Brazil one of the worst affected countries during the pandemic.
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newsfootball3 years ago

You cannot compare Pele to anyone even Lionel Messi, proclaims Tite

Brazil head coach Tite has dismissed Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer ever and has insisted that the Argentine cannot be compared to Pele. The Argentine is considered to be a modern legend of the game alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and some even consider Messi to be greater than Pele.
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featurefootball6 years ago

Five football records that are unlikely to be broken

It is often said that "records are meant to be broken." The current generation of football fans have lived in an era when Messi and Ronaldo have wreaked havoc on all sorts of records, and it doesn't appear like they are done yet.
Faizan Qadiri
newsfootball7 years ago

Pele advises Messi to return to International football

The latest in a long line, Pele has urged Lionel Messi to reconsider his decision to retire from international football after a heart-breaking loss in the Copa America final. Pele said that missing penalties is a part of the game and asked Messi to reconsider after he gets past the disappointment.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newsfootball7 years ago

Pele, Maradona bury the past at UEFA exhibition match

Pele and Diego Maradona made peace, even if temporarily, at a UEFA exhibition match held yesterday that saw the duo feature alongside Rio Ferdinand, Dida and Crespo. Pele called it “a moment of peace”, while Maradona deigned enough to call Pele an “icon” at the event even as the two shared a hug.
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newsfootball7 years ago

Messi has no personality, lacks character to be leader, says Maradona

Diego Maradona, in a candid one-on-one with Pele, has been recorded on microphone saying Messi “has no personality' and “lacks (the) character to be a leader”. Maradona, a vocal supporter of Lionel Messi so far, was joined by Pele who reminisced about the great leaders of their times.
Prabu Thiruppathy