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Soccer Legend Pele -- Burgled in Brazil!

6/23/2008 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He spent his entire career eluding men who were trying to dispossess him, but Pele apparently couldn't outrun a gang of robbers in his native Brazil.

Reports from Sao Paulo say that a ten-strong gang of thieves armed with guns and knives took Pele's gold necklace, a phone, and a watch during a traffic jam in Santos in the state of Sao Paulo. Soccer's greatest legend -- real name Edison Arantes do Nascimento -- wasn't hurt.

The incident occurred June 13, but was just made public ... by Pele himself.

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1.

hank    

Oh Dear!

2249 days ago
2.

Miss Penny Lane    


DON'T YOU THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY--THE DEATH OF GEORGE CARLIN--SHOULD STAY FRONT AND CENTER (AKA ON THE TOP) ALL DAY, AND NOT BE REPLACED BY THESE MEANINGLESS JACKASS STORIES?????????????????????????????????????????

2249 days ago
3.

Fabio    

It's a shame how criminals are in Brazil these days.... Even celebrities get robbed there...

2249 days ago
4.

laura    

pelé it's a legend os soccer!
hope he's ok!

2249 days ago
5.

Kylie Cox    

Oh God, what for?? But I guess they even don't know who this person is..

2249 days ago
6.

Nick Taylor Brown    

Hey miss penny lane, forget george carlin whoever that is, Pele is one of the GREATEST soccer players in the world. He's a legend. Not george carlin. A legend vs. some old dead guys who's funny, who do u think people are gonna care most about. That's rite, the LEGEND!! so shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2249 days ago
7.

Paula    

Isso não é comum no Brasil , enfim ...não aconteceu nada graças a Deus e Pelé está bem. Sem dúvida alguma , ele é uma lenda no futebol brasileiro. É um exemplo para ótimos jogadores que temos.

2249 days ago
8.

beatriz    

...PELÉ IS THE BETTER !!!!....
THE AMERICANS ARE BAD.......HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!

1552 days ago

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