Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America
Leagues: NASL

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]

Leagues: NASL

/ 36 days ago

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]

Brazil

/ 36 days ago

RIP PELÉ, 1940-2022

Pelé, one of the most recognizable athletes in history, died on Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is a legend of more than just soccer. He was 82. For some time, Pelé's health deteriorated. Most recently, he had issues regarding colon cancer. He spent Christmas in a hospital in Brazil surrounded by his loved ones. […]

Brazil

/ 43 days ago

Pelé health condition worsens; spending Christmas in hospital

Legendary Brazil forward Pelé has seen his health condition worsen in recent days. The 82-year-old former player is dealing with cancer and the disease is apparently advancing. Pelé was previously diagnosed with colon cancer in September of 2021. While there was some good news regarding his condition earlier in the year, he has since been […]

Lionel Messi

/ 47 days ago

Messi joins Pelé and Maradona as immortals

In 2013, during a visit with Pope Francis, legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon touched Lionel Messi’s face and stated “I wanted to make sure he was human like us. For me, Lionel Messi is an alien that dedicates himself to playing with humans."  High praise from one of football’s greatest goalkeepers. And yes, Lionel Messi is […]

Pele

/ 62 days ago

Pray for Pelé: Brazil star moved to end-of-life care hospital

Brazilian news outlet Folha de Sao Paulo is claiming that soccer superstar Pelé is not responding to chemotherapy treatment. Because the harsh treatment is now not working, doctors have reportedly began palliative care on the Brazilian. The former Brazil international has been dealing with intestinal cancer since September of 2021. Initial chemotherapy appeared to be […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 247 days ago

Kylian Mbappé's road to being the greatest of all time

Kylian Mbappé's rapid start to his career could put him in the running for the greatest soccer player of all time. That topic is one that sparks debate among a certain set of players. Four men separate themselves from their peers in their respective eras. Pelé, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Mount […]

Pele

/ 254 days ago

Greatest soccer film ever made? Victory deserves a consideration

The soccer film Victory puts a sporting twist on the propaganda during WWII in Nazi Germany. When FIFA staged the first World Cup in 1930, the tournament only had 13 nations. The contemporary version, such as Qatar 2022, has 32. In 2026, that number balloons up to 40. That first tournament, Uruguay, the host, emerged […]

Diego Maradona

/ 255 days ago

Who is the greatest soccer player of all time?

The debate over who is the greatest soccer player of all time is seldom a cordial one. This opinion is baked into the minds of soccer fans over their 'G.O.A.T.' is. Of course, there are plenty of factors that come into play over who someone considers truly great. Home country is a major factor. Brazilians […]

Brazil

/ 288 days ago

Pele leaves hospital after colon cancer treatment

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian football great Pele was discharged Thursday from the hospital where he was admitted four days earlier for colon cancer treatment, the establishment announced. The 81-year-old was "in a good and stable clinical condition," the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement.  Considered by many the greatest footballer […]
ByAFP

Pele

/ 290 days ago

Pele hospitalized again for colon cancer treatment

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian football great Pele has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Monday as part of his treatment for colon cancer, the medical center that treats him said. The clinical condition of Edson Arantes do Nascimento is "good and stable, and he should be discharged from hospital in the next few days," […]
ByAFP

Pele

/ 340 days ago

Pele discharged after urinary infection: hospital

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian football great Pele has been discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital following two weeks of treatment for a tumor and a urinary tract infection, the medical institution said Monday. The 81-year-old ex-player known as "O Rei" (The King), was "in a stable clinical condition, cured of his urinary infection, and […]
ByAFP