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Retro: This Complete Set Of Football Playing Cards From ’90 Minutes’ Magazine Really Is Something Special To Behold! (Photos)

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The brainchild of TalkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee, '90 Minutes' magazine launched in October of 1990 and managed a glorious seven-year run before folding.

While we're certain the publication featured it's fair share of memorable articles and such like, nothing that ever went to print is likely to provide a more lasting impression than the special set of football playing cards that 90 Minutes put their name to in 1993/94(ish).

Retro Football: Johan Cruyff Discusses Dennis Bergkamp, The Notion Of Greatness And The Perfect Footballer, 1994 (Video)

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On the day of his 48th birthday, we can't help but hark back to the highest praise Dennis Bergkamp ever received, and from Johan Cruyff no less.

Shortly before the 1994 World Cup, Cruyff gave an in-depth interview to Hugo Camps for Het Laatste Nieuws, in which shared his thoughts on a wide array of footballing issues.

15 Great, Sun-Baked Photos Of Footballers On Holiday

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What with it being the hottest day of the year so far and everything, Pies thought we'd capitalise on the furore by chucking a 15-strong compendium of sun-baked footballers your way.

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Tottenham 'keeper Ted Ditchburn pootles round the Maddieson's Holiday Camp with his family in the summer of 1952

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Pele strums away lazily in the sunshine at Brazil's team hotel in Mexico during the 1970 World Cup Finals

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George Best dresses the part for a day out bronzing at the beach in Majorca, 1971

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Kevin Keegan and his good lady wife Jean take in the sights of gay Paris while wearing his 'n' hers matching coats, 1976

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John Toshack does his best to fit in with the locals while lounging around poolside in Barcelona, 1976

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German striker Uli Hoeness and his wife Susi relax by the pool at their hotel inSt.

Retro Football: The Night Pele Played At Plymouth Argyle (Photos & Videos)

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In 1973, Pele was theinternational football superstar. So imagine the excited fervour when his employers, Santos, embarked on a friendly tour of Britain.

In March that year, Santos played friendlies at Fulham's Craven Cottage (Mr Nascimentocan be seen signing autographs before that game, above) and Plymouth Argyle's humble abode at Home Park.

Did You Know? 5 Terrific Trivia Titbits About Pelé

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By Martin Cloake

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As we previously mentioned, today marks 58 years since Pele, who many still consider the greatest footballer to ever play the game, made his international debut for Brazil.

While his goal-laden story has been played out many times over the years, here are five facts you may not have known about Senhor Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

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Pele delighted by Neymar’s PSG switch

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Paris (AFP) – Brazilian legend Pele hailed Neymar’s move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain as an opportunity for his his compatriot to “be the big star”, in an interview with goal.com on Friday.

Pele, who won the World Cup three times as a player and scored over 1,000 goals during his career, said that it would be good for Neymar to leave the shadow of former Barca teammate Lionel Messi.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Players of the Chapecoense Real team were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Players of the Chapecoense Real team were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia.

Brazil’s ‘eternal captain’ Carlos Alberto dies at 72

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Carlos Alberto, captain of the Brazilian 1970 World Cup-winning side considered one of the greatest teams of all time, died on Tuesday aged 72.

The right-back starred alongside Pele, Tostao, Jairzinho and Rivelino in the legendary Brazil team that beat Italy 4-1 in the 1970 final.

Brazil 1970 skipper Carlos Alberto dies at 72

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of the great Brazil team that won the 1970 World Cup, died on Tuesday of a heart attack in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 72, Brazil's Sportv, for whom he worked, announced.

Carlos Alberto starred alongside Pele, Tostao, Jairzinho and Rivelino in the Brazil team that beat Italy 4-1 in the final in Mexico and is considered as one of the greatest sides of all time.

Pele hails ‘reliable’ new Brazil coach

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Santos (Brazil) (AFP) Brazil's legendary former striker Pele on Thursday hailed new national coach Tite as a "reliable" pair of hands for the demoralized national team.

Tite, 55, was named Wednesday after ex-coach Dunga was fired for Brazil's humiliating group-stage exit from the Copa America Centenario tournament.

Pele hails ‘reliable’ new Brazil coach

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Santos (Brazil) (AFP) Brazil's legendary former striker Pele on Thursday hailed new national coach Tite as a "reliable" pair of hands for the demoralized national team.

Tite, 55, was named Wednesday after ex-coach Dunga was fired for Brazil's humiliating group-stage exit from the Copa America Centenario tournament.

Old rivals Pele, Maradona end feud during exhibition match

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Paris (AFP) Diego Maradona hailed his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair were reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game in a sign that they have drawn a line under their long-running feud.

Old rivals Pele, Maradona end feud during exhibition match

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Paris (AFP) Diego Maradona hailed his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair were reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game in a sign that they have drawn a line under their long-running feud.

Brazil legend Pele shows off career souvenirs up for auction

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London (AFP) Brazilian football legend Pele showcased over 2,000 items of career memorabilia Wednesday, from trophies to balls and boots, before an auction next week that has been touted as one of biggest in sporting history.

The sale, expected to fetch some £3 million (3.9 million euros, $4.

Brazil legend Pele shows off career souvenirs up for auction

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London (AFP) Brazilian football legend Pele showcased over 2,000 items of career memorabilia Wednesday, from trophies to balls and boots, before an auction next week that has been touted as one of biggest in sporting history.

The sale, expected to fetch some £3 million (3.9 million euros, $4.

Pele says Zika, politics making Brazilians ‘sad’

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London (AFP) A combination of the Zika virus and political turmoil is making Brazilians "sad", football legend Pele told AFP on Wednesday.

The football superstar, 75, was speaking at a preview in London of a huge auction of memorabilia spanning his career.

His comments came two months before the start of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the first to be held in South America.

Pele says Zika, politics making Brazilians ‘sad’

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London (AFP) A combination of the Zika virus and political turmoil is making Brazilians "sad", football legend Pele told AFP on Wednesday.

The football superstar, 75, was speaking at a preview in London of a huge auction of memorabilia spanning his career.

His comments came two months before the start of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the first to be held in South America.

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Trailer for ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’ shows a lot of promise [VIDEO]

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It's been a very long time since a movie about soccer raised our eyebrows. Sure, there have been some decent ones such as The Damned United and Rockmount, but they have been too few and far between.

So it's encouraging that the trailer for the new film 'Pele: Birth of a Legend' shows a lot of promise as a movie that could entertain and inspire viewers.

Trailer for ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’ shows a lot of promise [VIDEO]

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It's been a very long time since a movie about soccer raised our eyebrows. Sure, there have been some decent ones such as The Damned United and Rockmount, but they have been too few and far between.

So it's encouraging that the trailer for the new film 'Pele: Birth of a Legend' shows a lot of promise as a movie that could entertain and inspire viewers.

Pele To Auction Off Some Of His Nick-Nacks, Collection Include Jules Rimet Trophy (Worth £400,000) And Two World Cup-Winner’s Medals

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Pele has decided to clear out a bit of space in his loft and as such a whole treasure trove of the legendary Brazil striker's personal mementos are about to come up for sale.

The pristine collection, put together by Julian's Auctioneers, is comprised of almost 2,000 separate items.

Included arePele's own personal Jules Rimet Trophy, two of his gold World Cup Winner's Medals from 1958 and 1970 and even a makeshift ball (made from rolled-up socks) thatO Reiused to hoof around the streets as a child.

The Romford Pele: Front Cover Of Ray Parlour’s Forthcoming Autobiography Is A Work Of Tim Lovejoy-Bashing Art (Photo)

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Ray Parlour is on the brink of releasing an autobiography, which is wonderful news for fans of under-appreciated Arsenal midfielders and/or men whose dainty ginger ringlets seemed to bepermanently glistening with dew drops of sweat.

The "wonderfully funny and candid" book documents Parlour's impressive careeron his slog upfrom scrubbing boots at Arsenal as a traineebefore going on to make over 330 Premier League appearances as part of the famous all-conquering Invincibles team.

Pele, Charles and 1958: When Wales took on the World

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77 goals in 92 games: Striker reveals Manchester United transfer offer

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Brazilian legend, Pele has revealed that he was approached by several European heavyweights during his time at Santos, including the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

On This Day In 1957: Pelé Makes His Debut On The World Stage, Aged Just 16

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By Martin Cloake

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A lifetime of record-breaking began on 7th July 1957 when Edson Arantes do Nascimento made his international debut for Brazil against Argentina, aged just 16 years and 9 months.

The goal the player better known as Pelé scored that day made him the youngest person ever to score in international competition at that time.

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Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Messi, Pele and more

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It only makes sense that the two best soccer players in the world are also the highest paid, and that just happens to be the case.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi top Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in the world for 2016, with the Portuguese attacker hauling in $88 million. (REPORT)

Pele has auctioned off a special replica of his 1970 World Cup trophy for over half-a-million dollars ($571,367).

Pele Is Wrong On Five Counts.

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Pele is not on drugs, that I am sure of. But you wouldn't know it judging by what comes out of his now notoriously controversial mouth. Pele, in India for a promotion tour of some sorts, affirmed to the attendees that Messi was the best player of the last 10 years. He didn't just stop there as he declared Messi as the best player of last year as well.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: Former United man compared to other legends

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Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the best players of all time and is certainly one of the greatest players to ever play for Real Madrid.

The Portuguese internationalhas scored 230 goals in just 204 games for the La Liga giants.

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Pele memorabilia auction kicks off in London

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London (AFP) The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world football icon Pele's personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer.

The Brazil legend's collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions, is expected to fetch some £3 million ($4.

Pele memorabilia auction kicks off in London

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London (AFP) The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world football icon Pele's personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer.

The Brazil legend's collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions, is expected to fetch some £3 million ($4.

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Report: Pele had hip surgery in the US last month

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele had hip surgery in the United States last month and is still there undergoing physiotherapy, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Folha de Sao Paulo said surgeons in New York City operated on the 75-year-old to fix a loose hip implant he received in 2012.

Report: Pele had hip surgery in the US last month

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele had hip surgery in the United States last month and is still there undergoing physiotherapy, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Folha de Sao Paulo said surgeons in New York City operated on the 75-year-old to fix a loose hip implant he received in 2012.

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Pele Takes It Upon Himself To Record Special Song Inspired By 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Pele has taken it upon himself to record his very own anthem for the 2016 Olympic Games, which are due to get under way in Rio de Janeiro next month.

The 75-year-old Brazilian legend has penned and recorded an unofficial anthem called "Esperanca" ("Hope") which he says was inspired by the "the feeling of hope and happiness" being created around the world by the Rio games themselves.

Pele: United tried to sign me in 1968

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Pele has revealed that Sir Matt Busby tried to sign him for Manchester United in 1968. He turned us down, preferring to spend another six years playing for Santos.

Imagine United's team in the 1968 though, including the likes of George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, with Pele playing alongside them!

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‘I Would Play For Arsenal If I Had The Chance’ – Even Pele Reckons He Could Do A Better Job Than Olivier Giroud

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After bouncing back from a recent bout of illness, Pele is in London at the moment opening thenew "Art, Life, Football" exhibit a collection of works dedicated to and inspired by Brazil's legendary No. 10.

Of course, Pele found time for a bit of a chin wag with the hacks in attendance and, once pushed, revealed that were he still playing today, he'd really rather like to have a stab at playing up-front for Arsenal.

Pelé pintado por Andy Warhol.

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Hoy (06.08.2015) Andy Warhol cumpliría 87 años. Murió a los 58 en Estados Unidos y supo dejar huella, cuya valoración sacará cada cual según su recepción.
Queda en los libros y las cintas como uno de los precursores del Pop Art, carrera artística que insufló a partir del culto a la personalidad y el snobismo, cualidades por las que se lo destaca como visionario: "Todos tendrán sus quince minutos de fama", dijo (ya en los 70s) en relación a la multiplicación de los medios.