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Pele hails Neymar’s countdown to his goal record

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | As Neymar is narrowing the gap with Pele, the all-time top scorer of Team Brazil, Pele hailed on social media for Neymar’s extraordinary performance in Copa America. Based on FIFA records, Pele sits first for Team Brazil with 77 goals. Neymar cut the gap …

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Rio advances plan to rename Maracana after Pele

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of a proposal to rename the iconic Maracana stadium after Brazil legend Pele. The bill will be passed to Rio’s acting governor, Claudio Castro, who has up to 15 days to sign it into law, …

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Pele becomes honorary member of Vasco da Gama

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Brazil legend Pele has been named an honorary member of Vasco da Gama, despite having never played for the club. The 80-year-old received two Vasco shirts – one with his famous No. 10 and the other with the No. 80 – and a plaque …

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Neymar joins Maracana walk of fame

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil  | THE INDEPENDENT |    Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the latest Brazilian football icon to join the Maracana stadium’s prestigious Walk of Fame. The 28-year-old, who returned to his homeland after suffering an ankle injury while playing for PSG last month, visited the Maracana in Rio’s …

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Pele congratulates Messi for equalling scoring feat

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Pele has paid tribute to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona forward equaled the Brazilian legend’s record for the most goals with a single club. Messi drew level with Pele’s tally of 643 goals for Santos with a lunging header on the stroke of halftime …

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Pele’s ‘1,000th goal’ scored 50 years ago

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama, whose vast ranks of fans gave the iconic No. 10 a standing ovation. …

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