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Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele suing Samsung for $30m over lookalike in advert
Brazil legend Pele is suing Samsung for $30m (£20.9m) over a newspaper advert that he claims "very closely resembles" him.
Mar 30, 22:40
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Brazil captain Neymar cleared to face Uruguay
Brazil captain Neymar is cleared of any muscular damage after pulling up during a training session on Wednesday and will be fit to face Uruguay this weekend.
Mar 24, 14:58
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Preview: Wales vs. Northern Ireland
Sports Mole looks ahead to Thursday's Euro 2016 warm-up clash between home nations Wales and Northern Ireland in Cardiff.
Mar 23, 16:04
Ex-Brazilian footballer Ronaldo on July 7, 2014
Ronaldo: 'Neymar is the heir to Lionel Messi'
Barcelona attacker Neymar has the potential to achieve what club teammate Lionel Messi has in the game, according to former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
Feb 19, 22:48
Jockey A P McCoy celebrates after winning on Don't Push It following The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, north-west England on April 10, 2010
AP McCoy wins Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award
Legendary jockey AP McCoy is named as the winner of the Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award in Belfast.
Dec 20, 20:21
Former England international footballer Gordon Banks waves to the fans ahead of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on October 27, 2015.
England goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks battling cancer
Gordon Banks reveals that he is battling kidney cancer for a second time, but hopes to call upon the spirit of England's 1966 World Cup success to help him fully recover.
Dec 13, 12:28
Paolo Hurtado of FC Pacos de Ferreira in action during the Uefa Europa League Group E match between ACF Fiorentina and FC Pacos de Ferreira at Stadio Artemio Franchi on September 19, 2013
Result: Pacos de Ferreira move into sixth place with win over visitors Estoril Praia
Goals from Diogo Jota and Bruno Moreira give Pacos de Ferreira a 2-0 victory over visitors Estoril Praia at the Estadio da Mata Real in the Primeira Liga.
Nov 29, 21:10
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the winner for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi best of all time'
Former Barcelona captain Xavi claims that Lionel Messi stands alone as the best player in the history of football.
Nov 18, 18:03
Peter Schmeichel celebrates Eric Cantona's goal for Manchester United against Newcastle United on March 04, 1996.
Peter Schmeichel's top five saves at Manchester United
On his 52nd birthday, Sports Mole picks out five of Peter Schmeichel's best saves during his stint with Manchester United.
Nov 18, 16:33
Neymar celebrates levelling things up for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Does Neymar deserve the Ballon d'Or?
Sports Mole discusses whether Barcelona forward Neymar stands a chance of winning the 2015 Ballon d'Or.
Nov 11, 12:58
Moreirense's midfielder Joao Palhinha (L) vies with Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera during the Portuguese league football match Moreirense FC vs FC Porto at the Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas stadium in Moreira de Conegos on Spetember 25,
Result: Moreirense off bottom with victory over Pacos de Ferreira
Moreirense move off the bottom of the Primeira Liga table with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Pacos de Ferreira.
Nov 8, 18:14
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Ronaldinho hails "great player" Neymar
Former Brazil international Ronaldinho backs "great player" Neymar, who has 46 goals in 67 games for his country, "to make history" for the Selecao.
Oct 27, 13:50
Pele in action for Brazil in May 1960.
Pele: 'I was better than Lionel Messi, Ronaldo'
Pele claims that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were not better than him in his heyday.
Oct 24, 01:18
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Result: Bruno Moreira double sinks Nacional
A Bruno Moreira double helps Pacos de Ferreira earn a 3-1 win at home against Nacional in the Primeira Liga.
Oct 3, 17:54
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele: 'Manchester United tried to sign me'
Brazilian legend Pele suggests that Manchester United tried to sign him during his playing days.
Sep 26, 18:03
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Brazilian football legend Pele: 'I'd rather play for Arsenal than Chelsea'
Brazilian football legend Pele says that he would rather play for Arsenal than Chelsea if given the choice.
Sep 25, 08:49
David Beckham looks on during his visit Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium on June 22, 2013
David Beckham given Legend of Football Award at charity event
Former England captain David Beckham is given the Legend of Football Award at a charity event organised by HMV Football Extravaganza.
Sep 2, 12:21
Sporting's Peruvian forward Andre Carrillo (L) celebrates with his teammate Sporting's defender Joao Pereira (R) after scoring against Pacos de Ferreira during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs FC Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade s
Result: 10-man Sporting Lisbon held by Pacos de Ferreira
Pele scores a late penalty as Pacos de Ferreira claim a 1-1 draw against Sporting Lisbon.
Aug 22, 20:29
28 Mar 1998: David Beckham of Manchester United stands with his arms outstretched during an FA Carling Premiership match against Wimbledon
On this day: Man United's David Beckham lobs Neil Sullivan from halfway line
Nineteen years ago today, Manchester United winger David Beckham scored from the halfway line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
Aug 17, 08:00
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele released from hospital following spinal surgery
Brazil legend Pele is released from hospital following surgery for a spinal injury.
Jul 21, 00:40
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele returns to hospital two months after surgery
Pele is hospitalised for the third time in a year, as he is reported to have undergone spinal surgery on Thursday in Sao Paulo.
Jul 18, 21:24
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Video: Pele narrates in new 'FIFA 16' gameplay trailer
Pele narrates EA Sports' gameplay trailer for FIFA 16, which will be released in September.
Jun 16, 11:24
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Brazil double World Cup winner Zito dies, aged 82
Former Brazil midfielder Zito, who played at the heart of the illustrious Selecao sides that won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups, passes away at the age of 82.
Jun 15, 19:39
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates with teammates Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia after scoring the opening goal against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup quarter-final in Brasilia on July 5, 2014
Copa America - Group B preview
Sports Mole takes a detailed look at the four countries that make up Group B of this year's Copa America.
Jun 10, 11:17
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates his goal past Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on
Giorgio Chiellini praises "god of football" Lionel Messi
Giorgio Chiellini believes that Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been the best footballer of the last 30 years.
Jun 1, 19:27
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele wants more "respect" for FIFA's Sepp Blatter despite corruption scandal
Pele believes that FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves "respect" after being re-elected, despite the latest corruption allegations.
Jun 1, 13:28
Lionel Messi runs with the ball during Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola: 'Lionel Messi is the best player of all time'
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hails his former charge Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
May 13, 01:17
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Rayo Vallecano de Madrid vs Barcelona at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid on October 4, 2014
Pep Guardiola: 'Lionel Messi is the best player of all time'
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola declares Lionel Messi as the "best player of all time" following his contribution in Barcelona's Champions League semi-final triumph.
May 12, 23:02
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele in 'stable condition' following surgery in Brazil
Three-time World Cup winner Pele is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery on a prostate condition late on Thursday night.
May 8, 07:19
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Pele undergoes surgery in Brazil
Brazil legend Pele undergoes surgery for a prostate condition, having previously suffered from kidney problems last December.
May 7, 22:26
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Brazil legend Pele admits he feels "blessed" to have recovered from health scare
Brazil star Pele admits that he feels "blessed" to have recovered from a recent spell in hospital with a urinary infection.
Apr 10, 13:56
Brazil's forward Neymar strikes on his way to score a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Dunga: 'Neymar will outscore Pele'
Dunga says that Neymar will usurp the legendary Pele and end his career as Brazil's most prolific marksman of all-time.
Mar 28, 21:02
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Live Commentary: France 1-3 Brazil - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the International friendly between France and Brazil at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 18:45
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league Clasico football match on October 26, 2013
Pele: 'Lionel Messi has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo in the last decade'
Brazil legend Pele believes that Lionel Messi has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo over the past decade.
Mar 22, 13:44
Pele, when playing for Santos, smiles at the camera ahead of a friendly match on June 13, 1965
Pele praises Wayne Rooney ahead of Liverpool, Manchester United clash
Pele praises Wayne Rooney ahead of Manchester United's trip to Anfield this Sunday, saying that Rooney 'would be in his team'.
Mar 21, 06:03
Harry Kane of Spurs celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur at Loftus Road on March 7, 2015
Pele hails "excellent" Harry Kane
Spurs striker Harry Kane earns the seal of approval from Brazil legend Pele, who urges him to remain grounded.
Mar 20, 20:33
Brazilian former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka 'Pele', gestures during a press conference on May 19, 2014
Brazilian legend Pele to attend Liverpool's Anfield clash against Man United
Liverpool announce that Brazilian football legend Pele will attend Anfield on Sunday for the Reds' Premier League clash against Manchester United.
Mar 19, 12:19
Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on February 7, 2015
Hristo Stoichkov: 'Cristiano Ronaldo obsessed with Lionel Messi'
Hristo Stoichkov believes that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is unsettled because he is obsessed with Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Mar 19, 00:41
Rio Ferdinand celebrates with the Manchester United supporters at the Etihad Stadium on December 09, 2012.
Rio Ferdinand: 'Cristiano Ronaldo as good as Diego Maradona, Pele'
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand says that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo belongs in the same company as Diego Maradona and Pele.
Mar 11, 13:57
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 8, 2015
Ariedo Braida: 'Only Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain can afford Lionel Messi'
Barcelona sporting director Ariedo Braida claims that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the only two clubs that could afford Lionel Messi.
Mar 9, 11:11