Aug 10, 2016

Pele wants to attend closing ceremony

Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics after missing the opening because of poor health. The Brazilian soccer great tweeted Tuesday: “I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining you for the closing festivities on August 21. I ...

Aug 4, 2016

Pele could light flame

Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task. Speaking at an event in Rio, Pele said he ...

Jul 10, 2016

Pele, 75, to get married for third time

Soccer legend Pele is getting married Tuesday for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki. Pele, 75, told O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that this time, he has found “love forever.” Pele and Aoki met ...

Jun 10, 2016

Pele mementos big hit at auction

The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4 million ($5 million). The final day of the sale — held in London but under the banner of ...

Jun 7, 2016

Pele memorabilia auction begins in London

The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world soccer icon Pele’s personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer. The Brazil legend’s collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by ...

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Jun 2, 2016

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Insisting “everyone needs money,” Pele took a lingering look at a lifetime of medals, trinkets and memorabilia that auctioneers hope will generate around $7 million. Everything from a replica of the World Cup — a 1970 gift from FIFA after winning the soccer showpiece ...

May 27, 2016

Longtime soccer coach Dumitru dies at 76

Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76. The death of the Romania-born Dumitru was announced by the South African ...

Jan 15, 2016

Report: Pele has fresh hip operation

Brazilian soccer legend Pele had hip surgery in the United States last month and is still there undergoing physiotherapy, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Folha de Sao Paulo said surgeons in New York operated on the 75-year-old to fix a loose hip implant ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pele leaves hospital after successful surgery

Pele has been released from a Brazilian hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. Doctors say the 74-year-old soccer great left Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, less than a week after undergoing a procedure for nerve root decompression. The surgery had been scheduled to fix ...