‘I volunteered to cover for Pelé after we conceded 2-0 in five minutes’ | The Guardian Nigeria News

Coach Izilien recalls meeting Santos FC in 1969Former Golden Eaglets and Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilien has revealed how he stopped Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Pele and his feared Santos FC from doing major damage to the Midwest’s select team in 1969 when they clashing in Ogbe Stadium, Benin City. At the time Nigeria’s … Read more

Fireworks greet Pele’s coffin as Brazil bid farewell to legend | The Guardian Nigeria News

The body of Brazilian soccer legend Pele was transferred yesterday from the hospital where he died to the stadium of his former club Santos. Pele’s wake was held at Santos Football Club yesterday, where his coffin was placed in the center of the pitch for the public to pay their respects. Pele, the only player … Read more

Pele’s Prophecy Inspired My Football Career — Owolabi | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Says he’s the greatest of all timeFormer international Felix Owolabi has expressed his gratitude to the late Brazil legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, who he said inspired him throughout his illustrious football career. Pele died on December 29 at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer at … Read more

“King” Pelé changed everything – Neymar | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Ronaldo, Mbappe, Infantino, Joe Biden and others pay tribute Brazil striker Neymar says late football icon Pelé changed everything in the round leather game. Neymar’s comment came yesterday as more tributes poured in for the late football legend. Pele, arguably the greatest player of all time, died on Thursday aged 82 and current and … Read more

Football greats lead a spate of tributes for GOAT Pelé | The Guardian Nigeria News

< Back 1 out of 10 Next > Pele celebrates after guiding Brazil to a third World Cup win in Mexico 1970. pele (FILES) In this file photo taken October 31, 1990, former Brazilian soccer star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé (L), plays the ball during a friendly match between Brazil and the … Read more

Football legend Pele dies during long battle with cancer – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

PELÉ, the Brazilian soccer legend who won three World Cups, has died at the age of 82.Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in 1940 in Três Corações – an inland town about 250 kilometers northwest of Rio de Janeiro – before his family moved to the city of Bauru in São Paulo, he became the sport’s … Read more

Pele’s family gathers at his hospital bed on Christmas Eve | The Guardian Nigeria News

Family members visited the legendary Pele on Saturday at the Sao Paulo hospital where he is suffering from worsening cancer and kidney and heart problems, according to a social media post by his daughter. (Advertisement) Edinho, Pele’s son, who was recently appointed manager of Serie B football club Londrina, based in Parana in the north, … Read more

Pele’s daughter treasures ‘one more night’ with dad | The Guardian Nigeria News

Pele’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, shared a touching photo with her father on social media yesterday as they cherish “another night together” as treatment continues at the hospital. The 82-year-old has been battling colon cancer for over a year and was hospitalized last month. Messages of support from across the sporting world were shared with the … Read more

Pele’s daughters reassure fans of ailing football icon – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Brazilian soccer superstar Pele’s daughters told his fans on Sunday that their father’s health was not at serious risk and said they were confident he would return home when he recovered from a respiratory infection. The 82-year-old has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Tuesday amid ongoing treatments for colon cancer, which was first diagnosed … Read more

Football legend Pele hospitalized again – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been hospitalized again but there is “no emergency,” his daughter said Wednesday, the latest health concern for the 82-year-old icon, who was being treated for a colon tumor. “He’s in the hospital regulating medication,” Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento wrote on Instagram. “There is (no) emergency or new dire prophecy… We … Read more