Showing posts with label Pele. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pele. Show all posts

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Cake from the hand of God

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Carlos Alberto 1944-2016

Carlos Alberto cartoon
The football world was in mourning after Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto passed away on Tuesday aged 72.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Maradona: Messi lacks leadership skills

Pele & Maradona play with Messi's captain armband

Lionel Messi may be one of the games' greatest ever players but that didn't stop Diego Maradona and Pele suggesting that he has "no personality" and is not fit to be a leader.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dani Alves vs Pele

Dani Alves vs Pele
After securing his 23rd title with Barcelona by helping them win the Copa del Rey, Dani Alves has claimed he is more successful than Pele. The legendary forward - who won three World Cups in his career - might have something to say about that...


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nominees compete for the Goal Hall of Fame

On Friday, Goal launched its brand-new Goal Hall of Fame, which will welcome its first five members in October.

Our experts put together a 15-man shortlist of the best ever players to have graced the game and now we want you to vote for your favourite to make sure that they get in!

The likes of Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Johan Cruyff are all up for the ballot but who will be the first five inducted?
Saturday, 6 September 2014 13:46

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brazil gripped by Neymar fever

Brazil wait with anticipation ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with Colombia.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men edged past Chile via penalties in their tricky round-of-16 tie and the Brazil coach believes the host nation already has one hand on the trophy.

Can Neymar step up once again and deliver?
Friday, 4 July 2014 12:00

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Klose equals Ronaldo's World Cup record

Germany striker Miroslav Klose hit the headlines yet again on Saturday as he bagged his 15th World Cup goal and a place in the history books.

The 36-year-old came off the bench to level the scores against Ghana, in an entertaining 2-2 draw, with a goal that sees him equal Ronaldo’s record that has stood since 2006.

Next up for Germany is their final group game against USA, with Klose able to move clear at the top of the standings should he find the target again.
Sunday, June 22, 2014 11:47

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ronaldo beats Ribery & Messi to Ballon d'Or

There were lots of tears as Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the Ballon d'Or for the second time in his career on Monday evening.

The Real Madrid forward batted away stiff competition from treble-winning Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who has already won the prize four times.

"First of all I have to say a great thanks to all of my team-mates with the club and the national team," said an overjoyed Ronaldo.

"Without all of their efforts this would not have been possible. I am very happy, it is very difficult to win this award.

"Everybody that has been involved with me on a personal level I have to thank. My wife, my friends, my son. It is a tremendously emotional moment. All I can say is thank you to everybody that has been involved."
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:00

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You're next! Messi targets Muller goal record after leaving Pele in his wake

Barcelona star Lionel Messi never seems to tire of breaking records.

The Argentine re-wrote footballing history again on Sunday when his double against Mallorca took his tally for the calendar year to 76 goals in just 59 appearances, beating Pele’s record of 75.

However, Messi is still behind Gerd Muller - who netted 85 times for Bayern Munich and West Germany in just 60 games in 1972 - although having left Pele behind, the Barcelona man now has his next target clearly in sight.
 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pele set to unleash his jinx online

Brazilian football icon Pele caused a stir in the Twittersphere on Monday by becoming the latest high-profile figure within the game to join the micro-blogging site, instantly amassing over 145,000 followers. The 71-year-old launched his account by tweeting: "Hello world, thank you for welcoming me to Twitter. I am very excited to share my life with you. Love, Pele."

So far, so banal. While widely regarded as one of the greatest to have ever played the game, the 71-year-old has also earned a reputation for quirky sound bites and dubious predictions. It is only a matter of time before he refers to himself in the third person, calls out Diego Maradona and predicts the USA to be the next superpowers in world football - although the 140 character limit might prove to be a bit of a hindrance.
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Maradona takes aim at his old rival Pele

The bitter feud between Diego Maradona and Pele only continues to escalate, and judging by the Argentine's latest comments, which include branding his arch rival a mere puppet to the Fifa family, before accusing him of being absent from civilisation for the past 20 years, it seems a reconciliation will never see the light of day.