Soccer legend Pelé leaves hospital after back surgery
Soccer legend Pelé leaves hospital after back surgery

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé left the hospital on Monday after undergoing back surgery, the latest in a series of health complications for the 74-year-old former star striker.

Soccer legend Pele undergoes back surgery in latest health scare
Soccer legend Pele undergoes back surgery in latest health scare

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has undergone back surgery, a close aide told Reuters on Saturday, the latest in a series of recent health problems afflicting the 74-year-old former player.

Double soccer World Cup winner Zito dies, aged 82
Double soccer World Cup winner Zito dies, aged 82

Central defender Zito, who won two World Cups with Brazil, has died aged 82, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Monday.

Pele calls for `honest people` after Sepp Blatter quits
Pele calls for `honest people` after Sepp Blatter quits

Brazilian football legend Pele called for "honest people" to clean up world football here Tuesday after the shock resignation of FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter.

Pele calls for 'honest people' after Sepp Blatter quits
Pele calls for 'honest people' after Sepp Blatter quits

Brazilian football legend Pele called for "honest people" to clean up world football here after the shock resignation of FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter.

Pele backs Sepp Blatter amid soccer graft probe
Pele backs Sepp Blatter amid soccer graft probe

Pele has lent his support to re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter amid a corruption scandal engulfing world football's governing body.

Pele backs `expert` Sepp Blatter
Pele backs `expert` Sepp Blatter

Brazilian legend Pele said Monday he backed Sepp Blatter`s re-election as FIFA president last week despite the corruption scandal embroiling world football`s governing body, saying it needed an "expert" chief.

Pele's son sacked as coach of Brazilian club
Pele's son sacked as coach of Brazilian club

 One of the sons of football legend Pele has been sacked as coach of Brazilian second tier club Mogi Mirim after just four matches in charge.

Cosmos and Pele heading to Cuba as sporting ties warm
Cosmos and Pele heading to Cuba as sporting ties warm

The New York Cosmos will kick off a new era in sporting relations between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday when they become the first American sports team in 16 years to play in the Communist-ruled island.

Football icon Pele released from hospital after surgery
Football icon Pele released from hospital after surgery

 Brazilian football legend Pele was released from hospital Saturday following prostate surgery, doctors said, after his latest health scare.

Football icon Pele to be released today: Hospital
Football icon Pele to be released today: Hospital

Brazilian football legend Pele will leave hospital today after recovering well from prostate surgery, doctors said, following his latest health scare. The 74-year-old underwent surgery Tuesday at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, the same facility that treated him last year for a severe urinary tract infection. 

Football icon Pele could leave hospital within days: Aide
Football icon Pele could leave hospital within days: Aide

Football legend Pele, on the mend following prostate surgery, could be well enough to leave the hospital "in a couple of days," a close advisor said Friday.

Brazilian football great Pele stable after surgery
Brazilian football great Pele stable after surgery

Pele was in stable condition in a hospital Thursday after undergoing surgery for an enlarged prostate, doctors said, just the latest health scare for the Brazilian football legend. 

Former Brazil soccer great Pele undergoes prostate surgery
Former Brazil soccer great Pele undergoes prostate surgery

Brazilian soccer legend Pele has undergone prostate surgery and is in stable condition, a Sao Paulo hospital said on Thursday.

Would choose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo: Pele
Would choose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo: Pele

Brazilian football legend Pele has said he would pick Argentine forward Lionel Messi over his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo because of the former’s ability to create more opportunities than just score goals.

Pele's son Edinho named coach of Brazilian club
Pele's son Edinho named coach of Brazilian club

One of the sons of soccer legend Pele has been named coach of Mogi Mirim, the Brazilian Serie B club said.

Pele wants Messi, Neymar to reproduce club form at international level
Pele wants Messi, Neymar to reproduce club form at international level

 Brazilian legend Pele is looking forward to a star-studded Copa America tournament this summer -- but has challenged Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar to reproduce their best club form at international level.

Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga
Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga

Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele`s long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and that is the record Dunga really wants Neymar to emulate.

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Steven Gerrard off as Juan Mata brace ends Reds run
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Steven Gerrard off as Juan Mata brace ends Reds run

Steven Gerrard`s last game against Manchester United ended with an ignominious red card as Juan Mata`s superb double condemned Liverpool to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

Lionel Messi would be in my team ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, says Pele
Lionel Messi would be in my team ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, says Pele

Brazil great Pele has stirred the pot ahead of this weekend`s Clasico, saying he would rather have Barcelona`s Lionel Messi as a team mate than Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo.