Neymar the heir to Pele's throne as Brazil's Selecao sizzle under Tite

Neymar took another giant step towards history by leading Tite's Brazil past Peru on Thursday. Neymar to eclipse Pele? It is now a matter of when, not if. Touted as the heir to Pele's throne long ago, Neymar is only nine goals away from equalling the Brazil legend's record of 77 goals for the Selecao.

Six star footballers with journeymen pro parents: Pele, Lukaku, Hazard…

Look around and European football is seemingly awash with young footballers trying to emulate their hugely successful, trophy-lifting, internationally-famous footballing fathers. Justin Kluivert, Timothy Weah, Marcus Thuram, Enzo and Luca Zidane, Ianis Hagi, Giovanni Simeone, Liam Delap. Actually, maybe scrap that last one. Anyway, what about when it works out...

Neymar closing in on Sunil Chhetri, Pele after Venezuela goal

The Brazilian scored in the 65th minute against Venezuela and took his tally to 67 international goals…. Brazil started their Copa America campaign in style as they eased past Venezuela 3-0 in their opening Group B clash. The star of the evening was none other than Neymar, whose tricks bamboozled the Venezuelans as the PSG attacker scored and had a part to play in the other two goals.

The day Rangers legend Ronnie Mackinnon met Pele

RANGERS and Scotland legend Ronnie Mackinnon was having none of it when one of the Brazil players took exception to a Scottish move back in 1966. In an interview with The Herald many years later, Ronnie, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, said: “I remember the year before that ’67 match [against England] we played Brazil – with Pele – in Glasgow. I was teasing Baxter the day before saying, ‘it’s Pele tomorrow, Jim, the big test’. Jim said to me, ‘ach, Pele, who’s he? You watch me tomorrow, big man’.

GOAT Pele enters crypto world to benefit those in poverty

Pele, FIFA’s most decorated soccer star, launched his own NFT to commemorate his life’s efforts and further cement his legacy. The 80-year-old legend is seen by many as the GOAT in soccer, and now Pele has entered the crypto space. In collaboration with Kingsletter and Visual Lab, Edson Arantes do...

Club of Neymar and Pele join Celtic in commercial link

Like it or not, Celtic are sponsored by Dafabet. It’s a controversial topic, which many supporters are against. Betting companies continue to directly target football fans, not least with shirt sponsorships. At Celtic Park, for example, you’ll see at least three betting companies advertising their wares. However, it’s a fact...

RIP, RILDO: Ex-Cosmos defender, Pele teammate dies

Rildo, who played with Pele on the Comsos, Santos and the Brazilian national team, passed away Sunday. Born as Rildo da Costa Menezes on Jan. 23, 1942. died in Los Angeles. The defender played with Recife (1960), Botafogo (1961-66), Santos (1967-72) and CEUB (1973-76) before joining the Cosmos for the 1977 North American Soccer League season. The Cosmos captured the NASL title at Soccer Bowl that year.