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Socceroo, milkman, friend to Pelé: football mourns Manfred Schaefer
The defender represented Australia 73 times, including at the 1974 World Cup, and will be remembered by the Socceroos on Tuesday night

Guardian sport

28, Mar, 2023 @3:36 AM

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Infantino’s call for Pelé stadiums everywhere is a monument to folly | Jonathan Wilson
Fifa president has utterly failed to grasp how football allows communities to celebrate their local heroes

Jonathan Wilson

07, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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‘I had a kickabout with him’: our readers remember meeting Pelé
Football fans from around the world – from Brazil to Bolton, Plymouth and Lymm – on their encounters with the great man

Guardian readers and Paul Campbell

07, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘A lack of respect’: Brazil footballers fail to show up to Pelé’s funeral
Few of the country’s previous World Cup winners traveled to pay homage to the football legend

Andrew Downie

04, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Private burial of Pelé in Santos after eight-mile funeral procession
Coffin of Brazilian footballer, who died aged 82, taken to cemetery near stadium where he began career

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Ana Ionova in Santos

03, Jan, 2023 @6:59 PM

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Joseph Ratzinger’s choice to join the Hitler Youth | Brief letters
Brief letters: Pope Benedict XVI obituary | Labour’s positive record on race | The divine Pelé | Housework division | Searching for ET

03, Jan, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Brazil president joins mourners paying tribute to Pelé before funeral
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva among those paying respects at Santos stadium where footballer played

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro and Ana Ionova in Santos

03, Jan, 2023 @2:35 PM

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David Squires on … Pelé, the kid who would be football king
Our cartoonist looks back at the life and times of Brazilian football legend Pelé

David Squires

03, Jan, 2023 @11:14 AM

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‘I had to say goodbye’: thousands pay their respects to Pelé in Brazil
Family and friends stand over open coffin in Santos, as Fifa president asks countries to name stadiums after football legend

Andrew Downie in Santos

02, Jan, 2023 @6:18 PM

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Pelé’s shimmering legend was forged in the heat of the 1970 World Cup finals | Jonathan Wilson
The displays that won him the affections of the world came in a tournament that itself occupies a mythic zone in football’s collective memory

Jonathan Wilson

01, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on how Brazil should be remade in the image of its hero Pelé | Observer editorial
Bolsonaro has gone, now Lula and his new government have the huge task of putting the country back together

Observer editorial

01, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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The Pelé paradox: football’s greatest celebrity still defines beautiful game
Pelé led a Brazil team that made the game a global obsession, and will remain the father of modern football

Barney Ronay

30, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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