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Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8
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Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8

Argentina's public prosecutor's office will convene a medical board on March 8 to decide whether the late football legend Diego Maradona was given proper treatment before his death, legal sources said on Tuesday, February 23. The Argetine football legend died of a heart attack on November 25, weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. Investigators are trying to determine whether or not there was negligence in Maradona's health care before he died. According to reports from Argentina, nine experts will be called on March 8 including the medical examiners that took part in Maradona's autopsy. The public prosecutor in San Isidro, a suburb of the capital Buenos Aires, has also called two more witnesses to appear before investigators on Thursday: a nursing coordinato...
Football Star, Ronaldinho’s Mother Dies Aged 71 After Contracting Covid-19
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Football Star, Ronaldinho’s Mother Dies Aged 71 After Contracting Covid-19

Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho reportedly passed away after testing positive for Covid-19. Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre. Ronaldinho’s former club Atletico Mineiro confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, February 21,  with a message of condolence. “It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement. “The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.” Ronaldinho is yet to make an official statement over the rep...
Football legend, Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his ‘Angel’ youngest son hours before his death
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Football legend, Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his ‘Angel’ youngest son hours before his death

It has been revealed that Diego Maradona recorded a heartbreaking message about his 'angel' youngest son hours before his tragic death.   The Argentine icon reportedly asked the stepfather of his son to take good care of the seven-year-old, Dieguito Fernando.   Maradona shared son Dieguito Fernando with his former long-term girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda.   In the recording, he told Mario Baudry, the boyfriend of his son's mother: 'Look after her and look after my angel, who is incomparable.'   Veronica and her son were were also also attendance at the retired footballer's funeral last Thursday.   Maradona is survived by five children, including his daughters Dalma, 33, and Giannina, 31, by his first and only wife Claudia Villafane, 58...
Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims
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Diego Maradona fell and hit his head before he died and was then left alone ‘without help’ for 3 days, his nurse claims

Football legend, Diego Maradona reportedly suffered a head injury after a fall at his home a week before he died from a heart attack but was never taken to the hospital.   Italian newspaper La Repubblica claim that the Argentine icon who had only recently had surgery on his brain to remove a blood clot, was not taken for a scan after falling and hitting his head at home.   A lawyer representing a nurse who worked for Maradona is reported to have said: 'Maradona fell to the ground seven days before his death. He fell and hit his head but they didn't take him to the hospital for an MRI or a CT scan.'   The shocking revelation comes as Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque is being probed over medical negligence as police launch an investigation into h...
Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos)
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Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos)

Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Only around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony on Thursday. But earlier huge crowds turned out to pay their respects, with many weeping, blowing kisses and praying as they filed past his coffin. Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60. His death triggered mourning around the world but nowhere was it felt more fiercely than in a country that saw him as a national hero. Maradona's coffin - draped in Argentina's national flag and football shirt, bearing his trademark number 10 on the back - was on public display at the presidential palace on Thursday. By mid-afternoon queues s...
Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes
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Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes

Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Barcelona lead the tributes to 'legendary' Diego Maradona as the world of football mourns the passing of Argentine hero Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack in Argentina at the age of 60 It comes just three weeks after he had surgery on a blood clot in his brain His passing has left the world of football in mourning at loss of one of its icons Brazil legend Pele said he had 'lost a great friend' after Maradona's death Cristiano Ronaldo called the Argentina legend an 'eternal genius' on Instagram Former clubs including Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barca also paid tribute to him Tributes from the world of football have flooded in for Diego Maradona after he died at the age of 60. The football legend had a heart attack at his home ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has trolled England fans on holiday by reenacting his famous strike from Sweden's 4-2 win back in 2012. Both sides met at the Friends Arena eight years ago and Ibrahimovic score every goal as his side ran out comfortable winners. Ibrahimovic dominated the game and his standout goal was an overhead kick from 30 yards out that left Joe Hart stranded. The 38-year-old remembers the goal fondly and he recreated it while on holiday and captioned a tweet: "God Save the queen." He would win the Puskas Award that year for his remarkable athleticism and he left England stunned with the piece of skill. Then manager Roy Hodgson remarked the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain man's effort was a 'work of art.' He said per Goal, "The fourth goal was...
Football legend, Samuel Eto’o reveals how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football
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Football legend, Samuel Eto’o reveals how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football

Cameroonian Football legend, Samuel Eto'o has revealed how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football. During his stellar career, Eto'o, who played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Everton amassed three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, Serie A, the Coppa Italia twice and the FIFA Club World Cup. But while growing up, he used to hide from his parents to go play football because they thought football was a sport for those that had no interest going to school. He said the major break happened when his father accidentally saw him played so well in a local game in his city, and that was how he got convinced and allowed him to continue playing football. I lived and breathed football – but my p...
Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville
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Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville

Premier League football legend, Gary Neville, has said that he doesn't see Ronaldo retiring from the game of football until he has surpassed Pele's goalscoring record because he wants to be termed the best footballer of all time. Gary Neville and Ronaldo were team-mates at Manchester United and the ex-Manchester United defender says Ronaldo's obsession with perfection might see him play until his 40s.   Pele scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games, a Guiness Book record, while Ronaldo has scored over 700 goals prompting Neville to say surpassing Pele is Ronaldo’s main target.   "He just wanted to be the very, very best in the world and it's so important to him,” Neville told SkySports. "It's an obsession. Absolute obsession with scoring goals. App...
Maradona Prays For ‘Hand Of God’ To Stop Coronavirus
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Maradona Prays For ‘Hand Of God’ To Stop Coronavirus

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football legend has asked the Hand of God to deliver the world from the coronavirus pandemic. The World Cup winner referred to his hand-assisted goal in the 1986 World Cup after Argentine football chiefs voted to end the current season. This has saved Maradona-managed bottom club Gimnasia from relegation. “Today this happened to us and many people say it is a new Hand of God ,” said Maradona, alluding to his infamous goal against England. “But today I’m asking for that hand to end this pandemic so people can go back to living their lives, healthy and happy.” On being thrown a lifeline by the suspension of the season, he told Argentine daily Clarin: “It’s not the ending we had wanted, we were convinced we could save ourselves on the pitch.” ...
Lionel Messi Has A Shrine Dedicated To Muhammad Ali In His Home To Serve As Inspiration
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Lionel Messi Has A Shrine Dedicated To Muhammad Ali In His Home To Serve As Inspiration

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has a shrine dedicated to the great Muhammad Ali in his home. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner posted footage of his workout during lockdown on social media, and eagle eyed viewers spotted his wall; a series of photos including some of Ali's greatest moments in the ring. Messi clearly sees Ali as an inspirational figure, especially while he is working to be the best. This isn't the first time Messi has revealed his admiration for the boxing legend. During one of his contract renewals at Barcelona, the Argentinian wore a t-shirt with Ali's signature pose emblazoned on the front alongside the iconic quote: "Float like a butteryfly, sting like a bee." In fact, Messi has sported an Ali shirt on a number of occasions down the years. ...
Somali Football Legend, Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah Dies of Coronavirus
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Somali Football Legend, Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah Dies of Coronavirus

Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah, a Somali Football Legend has been confirmed dead after testing positive for coronavirus. Farah who was an advisor to the Minister of Youth and sport in Somalia, died at Northwest London hospital on Tuesday March 24 after a medical test confirmed he had the virus last week. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Somali Football Federation (SFF) have confirmed the football legend's death. Somali Football Federation tweeted; Somalia lost football legend Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah to Coronavirus. The legend died at a hospital in London where he was admitted last week. The SFF sends condolence to his family, relatives and the entire Somali football family. Farah's  football ...
Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well
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Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well

Former Brazil and ex-FC Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho is adapting quickly to life in a Paraguayan jail, the head of the facility told Reuters on Monday. The former Paris St-Germain (PSG) forward’s lawyers are however hopeful he may soon be released into house arrest while the investigation continues. “In broad terms he is doing very well,” prison warden Blas Vera told Reuters in a telephone interview. “I see he is in good spirits, just like you see him on television, always smiling.” Vera said Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis, who were arrested on Friday for using a false Paraguayan passport, would present their case to a judge on Tuesday. Their lawyer Sergio Queiroz told Reuters they had asked a court to release them into house arrest and offered guarantees they...
Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says
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Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says

The two-time world player of the year and his brother Roberto, who was detained with him, spent their third night behind bars in the capital Asuncion on Sunday after using forged travel documents to enter the country. Their Brazilian lawyer Sergio Queiroz said he would ask for the pair to be released and allowed to return to their home country when they next appear before a judge on Monday. "Ronaldinho did not commit a crime because he did not know that the passport they gave him was faked," he said. Queiroz said that prosecutors had agreed that the footballer had acted in good faith and the decision by a judge to order their detention was unwarranted. Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the star of Brazil's 2002 World Cup win and played fo...
Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport
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Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport

Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, 39, has been freed by Paraguayan prosecutors after he admitted guilt for entering Paraguay with a fake passport. The former Barcelona superstar and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis entered Paraguay on Wednesday with fake passports bearing their names with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence. The pair were detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo and were later interrogated by law enforcement officials. Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers recognized they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly. "We are looking for an alternative way out of this that doesn't result in a formal accusation and tha...
Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)
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Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)

A mysterious footage of football legend, Diego Maradona have surfaced online with his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend is handed an unknown substance on the bench during an Argentine league match. Maradona, who currently manages struggling Gimnasia de la Plata side in Buenos Aires, lost 1-0 to fifth-place Rosario Central in the Superliga on Saturday. In curious scenes on the bench, television cameras appear to show one of Maradona’s coaching staff approach the 59-year-old to hand him an unidentified package. Another coach seems to gesture to a further member of the technical area to stand in a space which blocks a television camera’s view of the transaction. Video Player http://talkofnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant
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Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Football legend, Luis Figo has been accused of copying and pasting Cristiano Ronaldo's heartfelt 48-word tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in helicopter crash. Football fans were quick to spot out the similarity between the two posts as it appeared word-for-word on Figo's Twitter page after his Portuguese counterpart posted the same exact words. Ronaldo was first to post his message on Sunday afternoon which featured an image of Bryant holding a basketball to his head. The Juventus striker wrote: 'So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his famly and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.' Th...
Cristiano Ronaldo Offers To Give Scholarship To Those Who Never Give Up
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Cristiano Ronaldo Offers To Give Scholarship To Those Who Never Give Up

Cristiano Ronaldo offered to gift his fans Scholarship. The football Legend announced this on his Instagram page thus saying "Being number one requires effort and dedication. With @uniecampus , I’ll help you achieve your goals and be the best version of yourself. I’m offering 12 scholarships for those who never give up on their dreams. (link in my story) I’m waiting for you. #choosethebest"
Female Referee Gives Kaka Yellow Card Before Selfie With Him
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Female Referee Gives Kaka Yellow Card Before Selfie With Him

Here is the hilarious moment football legend Brazilian Kaka was shown a yellow card just so the referee could take a selfie with him last night in a charity match. The former AC Milan and Real Madrid maestro pulled on the Selecao shirt once more in a charity match for peace in Israel and was on the scoresheet in a 4-2 victory for Brazil. Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Cafu and Bebeto were also among the legends taking part in the friendly fixture but it was Kaka who was the biggest hit - with even the person officiating the game wanting a picture with him. Incredibly, while the 2007 Ballon d'Or was dribbling in midfield with his side 3-2 up, the female referee blew the whistle and stopped the game for a moment. Much to Kaka's confusion, the official then went to her p...
African football legend Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from football
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African football legend Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from football

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o has announced his retirement from active football.  The 38-year old called it a quit to a glittering football career that has seen him win several trophies and individual glories. Eto’o posted an image of himself in the dark with the following statement: "The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love." The four times African Football of the year began his football career at Kadji Sports Academy in his native Cameroon before moving on to Spain to sign for giants Real Madrid. At Real Madrid he was sent on loan to Leganes, Espanyol and Mallorca. He ended up joining Mallorca on a permanent basis where he scored 70 goals in 165 appearances. It was his performances at Mallorca that caught the eyes of Barcelona, who signed him and he...
AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania
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AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania

After a meeting with the board of Tanzania Football Federation to review his contract, he was dismissed after he failed to win a single game at the tournament. Confirming his dismissal, Amuneke who guided Tanzania to its first AFCON tournament after 39 years said: “We talked about our contract, we looked at contents, and of course, there is always a common ground. “They (TFF) say they want an indigenous coach. And of course, this business is about coming and going. “I’m happy with my players, I’m proud of their achievement even in defeat. Morocco coach was relieved of his duty. Same also for Egyptian coach and Uganda. That’s how it goes and one has to move forward. “I was somewhere before I came here (Tanzania) and of course, life is not static, it evolves so one has to thin...
Kanu Nwankwo and wife Amara celebrate 15th wedding anniversary
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Kanu Nwankwo and wife Amara celebrate 15th wedding anniversary

Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo and his wife Amara are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary today, July 2, 2019. Sharing this lovely photo of them holding hands, Kanu wrote: '15 years. More to come. Happy anniversary to us. We thank God for everything @amarakanu.' The couple who got married in 2004 have three children, Sean, Pinky and Iyang Kanu.
Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil
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Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil

Football legend Pele has met with former US president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pele shared the photo on his Instagram page writing; '‘Met with President Obama while he was in town. We spoke about our foundations and how we could work together to make the world better. I am happy we are on the same team. // Encontrei o @barackobama enquanto ele estava na cidade. Nós falamos sobre nossas fundações e sobre como poderíamos trabalhar juntos para fazer o mundo melhor. Eu estou feliz por estarmos no mesmo time.’'
Femi Otedola, Amaju Pinnick visit Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, London
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Femi Otedola, Amaju Pinnick visit Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, London

  Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola and NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick paid a visit former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu at the Wellington Hospital, Circus Road, St John's Woods London where he's receiving treatment and recuperating. Christian Chuckwu arrived in London with his wife earlier this month for an appointment with a renowned cardiologist and upon his arrival in London, Chukwu was quoted as saying: “It is waist pain and stomach upset that I keep feeling. The doctors in Nigeria have treated the stomach upset and it remains the waist pain, but I am confident that I will come back to Nigeria having regained sound health,” His trip to the UK was bankrolled by billionaire mogul Femi Otedola with the donation of $50,000 to the ailing football legend.
The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians
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The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians

The 2019 Bundesliga Legend Tour with football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has ended in Lagos. The 4 day experience started on April 25th with a media parley and had impactful activities including training session with Jay Jay Okocha and kids who love football at Little Tigers football academy in Lagos and the Nigeria Premiere League side MFM FC. The highlight of the tour was a Bundesliga Fan Fest; where fans came out to have fun all day with Jay Jay Okocha. There was a football tournament for kids 8-13 years, adult team tournament between the Legend team, StarTimes, German Embassy and the Media – The Legend Team won the tournament. All of these happened in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of food and drinks for guests and a live performance by Mr. Real. To wrap ...
Tonto Dikeh asks Fan who Wrote her Estranged Husband’s name on her post
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Tonto Dikeh asks Fan who Wrote her Estranged Husband’s name on her post

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh,had a savage question for a fan who wrote her estranged husband's name Olakunle Churchill on her post. After she posted a video of herself and Nigerian football legend Daniel Amokachi dancing at an event, a fan wrote: 'Heart attack for mr Churchill.' The mother of one then replied by asking: 'Is that a name of a pig, fool or dead body?'
Messi and Ronaldo Could Not Meet Up Among 10 World Free-Kicks Takers
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Messi and Ronaldo Could Not Meet Up Among 10 World Free-Kicks Takers

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been excluded from the list of World top 10 free-kick takers which is topped by Juninho Pernambucano. The former Lyon star tops the list with 77 free-kick goals before he retired in 2013. Closely followed is football legend Pele im second placed with 70 free-kick goals. Messi and Ronaldo both have the 47 and 53 free-kick goals respectively. The duo haven’t score much free-kicks in recent times. Below is the list of top 10 world free-kick takers ever: 1. Juninho – 77 goals 2. Pele – 70 goals 3. Legrottaglie – 66 goals 4. Ronaldinho – 66 goals 5. Beckham – 65 goals 6. Maradona – 62 goals 7. Zico – 62 goals 8. Ronald Koeman – 60 goals 9. Ceni – 59 goals 10. Carioca – 59 goals.
France World Cup Winner, Mbappé Pictured With Football Legend David Beckham (Photos)
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France World Cup Winner, Mbappé Pictured With Football Legend David Beckham (Photos)

France World Cup winner and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappé paid a visit to football legend, David Beckham, who also played for the French club before retiring in 2013. Sharing a photo of them posing together with Mbappe's jersey,  the England football legend wrote: 'What a huge pleasure to meet a World Cup winner, great player but more importantly a great person... I always love being back in Paris one of my favourite places in the world and it got even better this morning ... And I got to hold Kylian’s World Cup medal my kids might be slightly jealous sorry boys x Merci mon jeune ami, Paris me manque déjà!!! ?? @k.mbappe @psg.'
Kylian Mbappe Can Become The New Pele! – Brazil Legend, Pele
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Kylian Mbappe Can Become The New Pele! – Brazil Legend, Pele

  Football Legend Pele has backed PSG Star Kylian Mbappe to match his stunning career achievements. Pele is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever football players having burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 1968 World Cup, helping Brazil win the tournament for the first time. He then won the World Cup again in 1962 and 1970, becoming the first player to win the tournament three times. Pele is also the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. There are already some similarities with his achievements so far and Pele’s early career. Like Pele, Mbappe is a teenage World Cup winner and already has a clutch of domestic titles to his name. However, the 78-year-old has said comparisons between himself and the young forward are no...
You Can’t Compare Messi With Me, Says Pele
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You Can’t Compare Messi With Me, Says Pele

Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé has stated that he is out of the league of five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi and there is no basis for comparison. Pele said, Lionel Messi “only has one skill”, and even his fellow Argentine Diego Maradona was “much better” than him, reports Goal.com. Pele suggested that the 31-year-old is one-dimensional and too reliant on his left foot to be compared to other iconic figures at the top of the football game. A man, who netted over 1000 goals in his career and won the World Cup on three occasions told Brazillian media, Folha de Sao Paulo, “How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn...
Rio Ferdinand In Lagos, To Search For Young Talents (Photos)
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Rio Ferdinand In Lagos, To Search For Young Talents (Photos)

Football legend and former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on a three-day visit. The visit will run from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday, December 2. Retired England international footballer, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos for a series of events organised by Guinness, as he touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja in Lagos, and got a rousing welcome from football fans. The Manchester United defender, who was well received by officials of Guinness Nigeria and football fans as he signed a couple of autographs on his arrival, will join Guinness Nigeria’s efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are Made of More. The 40-year-old and the ex-Red devils center-back is no stranger to Nigeria, as in 2008 he met t...
Messi To Star In Cirque Du Soleil Show
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Messi To Star In Cirque Du Soleil Show

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi’s stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, the five-time world player of the year said on Wednesday. Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi “I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football,” said Messi, whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe famed for their extravagant shows. Messi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling what appeared to be a red clown nose. Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31. “The show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the foo...
Topless David Beckham Flaunts His Impressive Physique As He Relaxes By The Pool In Miami
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Topless David Beckham Flaunts His Impressive Physique As He Relaxes By The Pool In Miami

Football legend, David Beckham who recently launched his new MLS soccer team, Inter Miami, was pictured enjoying a solo gateway without his family in Miami. The 43-year-old athlete showed off his impressive physique in nothing more than a pair of swimming trunks while relaxing by the pool on Wednesday. At one point, the father of four was pictured flaunting the logo of his new MLS soccer team at the Pool.
David Beckham Wins 2017-18 UEFA President Award (Photos)
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David Beckham Wins 2017-18 UEFA President Award (Photos)

Football Legend David Beckham has been announced as the winner of the 2017-18 UEFA President Award. Beckham was announced as the winner of this prize in Monaco. The ex-England captain has been acknowledged for 'outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities'. "To be up there with some of the best, it's amazing," said Beckham. "Its always nice to receive personal awards that come from the President." A tweet from UEFA's official Twitter account read: " A V I D B E C K H A M 2018 UEFA President's Award W I N N E R "
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham Tells The World – ‘What Ronaldo Told Me’
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Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham Tells The World – ‘What Ronaldo Told Me’

Nigerian born England Under 21 star, Tammy Abraham, has thanked Brazilian icon, Ronaldo for passing on some “wise words” to him. The 20-year-old Abraham, is hoping to stay at Chelsea this season and break into Maurizio Sarri’s first-team plans. He spent last season on loan at Swansea where he scored five Premier League goals across the 2017/18 campaign. Tottenham attempted to sign Abraham in the final hours of the summer transfer window, lodging a £25million bid for the striker on deadline day, but the Blues were reluctant to let the player go. With Oliver Giroud and Alvaro Morata the only other recognised centre forwards at Stamford Bridge, there’s a feeling that Abraham could be handed regular playing time under Sarri this term. His conversation with legendary Brazil striker, ...
FIFA Condemns Maradona Over ‘Robbery’ Comments
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FIFA Condemns Maradona Over ‘Robbery’ Comments

FIFA strongly rebuked Argentina great Diego Maradona’s comments that England’s win over Colombia was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger was not up to the task. “Following comments made by Diego Armando Maradona…FIFA strongly rebukes the criticism of the performance of the match officials which it considers to have been positive in a tough and highly emotional match,” said the global soccer body in a statement. FIFA said it was “doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run.” In that context, FIFA said it was “extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.” England won the round of 16 match on penalties follow...
Ronaldo De Lima Finally Speaks On Neymar’s Dramatic ‘Playacting’ At The 2018 World Cup
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Ronaldo De Lima Finally Speaks On Neymar’s Dramatic ‘Playacting’ At The 2018 World Cup

Football legend, Ronaldo has reacted to the criticisms trailing allegations that Neymar has been playacting at the ongoing world cup. Ronaldo De Lima, a former Brazil striker, has leaped to the defense of his compatriot, Neymar Jr., who has come under criticism for play acting at the 2018 World Cup. He described criticism of Neymar as “nonsense”, adding that the world’s most expensive player does not get enough protection from referees. Following his side’s 2-0 defeat to Brazil in the last 16, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio accused Neymar of “too much acting”, a view Ronaldo disagrees with. “There are many ways to see football and interpret it.   “I am against all these opinions (on Neymar acting). He is an intelligent player in his movements and on how to defend himself f...
#Worldcup: Maradona Hits By Blood Pressure After Nigeria, Argentina Match
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#Worldcup: Maradona Hits By Blood Pressure After Nigeria, Argentina Match

Argentina legend, Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter. Argentine media, including newspaper La Nacion, said Maradona was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave normally shortly afterwards. In the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico, a man can be seen helping Maradona to stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room. A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona. Earlier, he had been captured by television cameras flicking his middle fingers toward the crowd and celebrating w...
Football Legend Ronaldinho Set To Marry 2 Ladies At A Time!!!
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Football Legend Ronaldinho Set To Marry 2 Ladies At A Time!!!

Football legend, Ronaldinho is to marry two women at the same time, The Mirror reports. The Brazilian will tie the knot in August with his pair of “fiancees”, Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza. Ronaldinho asked both their hands in marriage in January last year and gave both engagement rings, Brazilian columnist Leo Dias said. The two women have been living “harmoniously” with the former Barcelona star since December at his £5million Rio de Janeiro mansion. Ronaldinho started dating Beatriz in 2016, but continued his relationship with Priscilla, which began several years earlier. Both lovers reportedly receive an “allowance” of around £1,500 from the footballer to spend as they wish. He will marry the two women at a private ceremony inside the Santa Monica condominium, in the upmarke...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Leaves Manchester United
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Leaves Manchester United

The club released the following statement on Thursday afternoon... "Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect. Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future." Zlatan posted on his Instagram page shortly after the news and said: "Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history. #foreverred"
Segun Odegbami Loses Mother
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Segun Odegbami Loses Mother

Nigerian football legend, Segun Odegbami has lost his mother, Madam Abeke Odegbami. In his condolence message to the Nigerian international on Sunday, Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly tweeted: ”My condolences to my friend, Mathematical Segun Odegbami over the passing away of his beloved Mother. May her soul Rest In Peace. Amin.” Segun Odegbami had last month on the occasion of the 97th birthday of his mother extolled her qualities, describing her as a discplinarian.
Jay-Jay Okocha Inducted Into Germany’s Bundesliga Legends Network
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Jay-Jay Okocha Inducted Into Germany’s Bundesliga Legends Network

Nigerian football legend and former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, 44, has been inducted into Bundesliga legends network. The good news was announced on German League’s official site, Bundesliga. “We are pleased to announce that Jay-Jay Okocha is the latest former star to join the Bundesliga Legends Network .” “His sublime skills and tremendous tricks brought joy to fans of Eintracht Frankfurt and lit up Germany's top division for many years, and now it has been announced that footballing icon Jay-Jay Okocha is the latest star to join the Bundesliga Legends Network..” “The newest member of an elite group of former playing greats to become part of the illustrious Bundesliga Legends Network, Okocha set Germany's playing fields alight between 1992 and '96, ...
Adorable Photos Of Football Legend Jay-Jay Okocha & His Lovely Family
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Adorable Photos Of Football Legend Jay-Jay Okocha & His Lovely Family

Nigerian football legend and entrepreneur, Jay-jay Okocha, recently celebrated 20th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife, Nkechi. These family pictures were released days back to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Okocha. Here are photos of Jay-Jay Okocha, his wife,Nkechiand their two kids; A-Jay and Daniella,in their beautiful smiles captured in the photos; Brief biography; Okocha was born on 14 August 1973 in Enugu, Enugu State. His parents were from Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. The name Jay-Jay was actually passed down from his older brother James, who started playing football first. His immediate older brother Emmanuel was also called Emma Jay-jay, but the name stuck with Okocha. He began playing football on the street just like many other...
South African Legend Steven Pienaar Retires
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South African Legend Steven Pienaar Retires

Former Bafana Bafana captain and Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has officially retired from professional football. The 35-year-old announced the decision to call time on his playing career on SABC TV show, Sport At 10 on Wednesday night. Pienaar couldn't hide his emotions as he bid farewell to South African football fans. He also thanked all the teams he played for during his 18-year long career. "From day one... the love and everything. I know sometimes, you [the fans] were happy when we won games. Looking back, we let people down a few times. I don't know what to say to you guys [the fans], but I know the love and I appreciate wearing the [Bafana Bafana] jersey," Pienaar said on the SABC TV show. "And also to all the clubs that I have worked for or that gave me the opp...
Diego Maradona Refused Entry To The US For Insulting President Trump On TV
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Diego Maradona Refused Entry To The US For Insulting President Trump On TV

Diego Maradona claims he had been refused a visa to enter the US because he insulted Donald Trump on TV. The footballing legend is currently managing Al Fujairah, a club based in the Arab Emirates. But he needed to visit Miami for a court case involving his ex-wife Claudia Villafañe. Maradona was first kicked out of the US after he was caught taking drugs during the 1994 World Cup. Now he's been denied a visa by US authorities once again. Speaking on the Argentine TV show 'Buenos días América', Maradona's lawyer Matias Morla explained what happened.He said he was in the process of obtaining the visa when the former Argentina player and manager, 57, gave an interview to Venezuelan TV channel TeleSur. "You can imagine, I was in the embassy and I said 'Diego, please don't talk ...

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