Friday, 2nd June 2023

Edson Arantes do Nascimento

4 Jan
The casket bearing the body of the late Brazil football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, was draped in the Brazilian flag, as the body was moved round major streets before his burial yesterday in Sao Paulo.
4 Jan
Even as he was laid to rest yesterday, Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, will remain indelible in the record of world football history, as a person who came, saw and conquered.
3 Jan
There was a man called Edson Arantes do Nascimento who died a few days ago at the age of 82 years. That name is strange to many except football aficionados who know him as that iconic footballer called Pele.
30 Dec
Football greats led the flood of tributes to Pelé after the man widely regarded as the greatest of all time died at age 82 following a colon cancer battle. Geoff Hurst, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, and Gary Lineker were among those who hailed the three-time World Cup winning record breaker—nicknamed ‘The King"—in…
9 Dec 2021
Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalized for treatment of a previously identified colon tumor, his doctors said Wednesday, the latest health issue for the 81-year-old icon. The three-time world champion was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo "for follow-up treatment of the colon tumor identified in September this year," his medical team…
29 Dec 2016
Former Super Eagles’ Captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has been rated as the 38th best world football legend by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), the organization that chronicles the history and records of association football.
22 Sep 2016
Three-time FIFA World Cup winner, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, is expected to arrive in Nigeria to begin a three-day visit aimed at aiding the growth of football in the country.
20 Sep 2016
World renowned footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, will arrive in Nigeria tomorrow to begin a three-day visit that will see him joining some of the country’s soccer legends in
19 Sep 2016
World renowned footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday to begin a three-day visit that will see him ...
5 Aug 2016
As his impending visit to Nigeria draws closer, Brazilian football legend and UN ambassador, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé, said he was looking to being in the country he last visited about 50 years ago.
2 Aug 2016
Nigerian fans of football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé, will have the opportunity to meet their soccer idol August 11-12, 2016, courtesy of the Winihin Jemide Series ...
7 Jun 2016
The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world football icon Pele's personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer.


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