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March 28, 2023

Messi statue to stand with Maradona, Pele’s at CONMEBOL museum

Lionel Messi’s statue will stand alongside Diego Maradona’s and Brazil’s great Pele at the South American federation’s museum.

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele
December 30, 2022

Five events that etched Pele as world’s greatest football idol

The Brazilian football ‘god’ was regarded as one of the greatest footballers that ever graced the game and was so labelled by world football governing body FIFA in 2000.

Football Legend Pele Arantes do Nascimento (Credit: Ahmed Oluwasanjo/Peoples Gazette)
December 30, 2022

Obama, Brazil President-elect Lula pay tributes to Pele

Ex-U.S. President Barack Obama, Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inacio da Silva, and other officials have paid tributes to football legend Pele.

December 30, 2022

UNESCO mourns football legend Pelé’s death

UNESCO tweeted that it was “deeply saddened” at his passing and extended condolences to the Brazilian people and the wider “football family.”

Football Legend Pele Arantes do Nascimento
December 29, 2022

Buhari pays tribute to departed world’s greatest footballer Pele

“He had an enormous generosity of spirit and humility in spite of his greatness as a footballer and sportsman,” Mr Buhari said in his tribute

President Muhammadu Buhari and football legend Pele
December 29, 2022
Football Legend Pele Arantes do Nascimento (Credit: Ahmed Oluwasanjo/Peoples Gazette)
June 2, 2022

Football legend Pele tells Putin to stop Ukraine invasion

“Stop the invasion,” the 81-year-old Pele said in a letter to Putin he posted on Instagram.

Pele and Vladimir Putin
March 1, 2022

Urinary Infection: Football legend Pele leaves hospital

He remains Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 goals in 92 games, seven goals ahead of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar (70).

Brazilian football legend Pele on hospital bed
August 23, 2021

Pele to auction 229 sports memorabilia to aid Brazil’s COVID-19 fight

One of the items expected to fetch a high price is a gold-plated bronze cast of Pele’s foot made by celebrity sculptor Dante Mortet.

January 12, 2021

Messi wins as Ronaldo misses out on top 10 World Best Playmaker of the decade

The Barcelona superstar garnered 174 points in the ranking system deployed by IFFHS.

Ronaldo and Messi