Brazil and Barcelona great Ronaldinho revealed on Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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To mark his special day, ESPN Brasil and Getty Images prepared a selection of 12 historical photos of "O Rei" ("The King").
Pele's 80th birthday is a landmark and an opportunity for footballers to dwell on the fact that they are standing on the shoulders of a giant.
Premier League clubs turn to South America for inspiration as Cavani, Pellestri, Carlos Vinicius arrive
All across the Premier League, players from South America are playing a key role and clubs used the transfer window to bring in some more.
Santos have suspended the contract of former Brazil international forward Robinho, the club announced on Friday.
Luiz Felipe Scolari will coach Cruzeiro as the two-time Copa Libertadores champions try to avoid relegation to Brazil's third division.
Records broken, goals galore -- South America's World Cup qualifiers are capable of providing a rousing spectacle whatever the circumstances.
Neymar moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil's all-time goalscoring list after notching a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over Peru.
Former Manchester City star Robinho has returned to his boyhood club Santos and will earn a salary which is just above Brazil's minimum wage.
Brazil's captain put their impressive 5-0 win over Bolivia down to the single-minded way the five-times world champions addressed their opening Worl
Brazil thrashed Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier on Friday, but little was learned about the development of Tite's team.
Brazilian footballer Bryan Borges was forced to deliver his own baby on the pavement outside his house.
Brazil striker Neymar left Wednesday's training session early with back pains, which could force him to miss Friday's match against Bolivia.
Desperate to squeeze in 18 qualifiers ahead of the 2022 World Cup, CONMEBOL is ploughing ahead with games this week despite some obvious concerns.
FIFA has imposed conditions on the release of players for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers which are due to get under way next week amid concerns.
Manchester City have been dealt another injury blow after Gabriel Jesus was forced to withdraw from the Brazil squad.
The team were playing in a training match in Rio de Janiero when the parrot stopped flew in to stop play.
Neymar and Philippe Coutinho have been picked for Brazil's squad ahead of next month's World Cup qualifying matches
South America this week underlined its commitment to begin the long road to the 2022 World Cup next month. But that might not be possible.
Neymar's arrival was announced on the Puma website alongside the banner "The king is back" and "Welcome to the family Neymar JR."
The Brazilian Football Confederation has also appointed two women's football coordinators to continue developing the game.
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources have confirmed to ESPN.