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Poll: Pele or Maradona?Pele: 70% (51 votes)
Maradona: 29% (21 votes)
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|Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by blkmum700: 6:08pm On Feb 02, 2008|
Following Diego Maradona’s controversial comments about Pele yesterday, Carlo Garganese asks the question: Who was the greatest?
There are some things in this world that simply cannot be agreed on. For example; the Rolling Stones vs The Beatles, Magic Johnson vs Michael Jordan, and Pele vs Maradona.
I will go for Pele he has more record than Maradona and he is also a cheat he cant play football without cocaine. Lets hear your comment here.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by deb(m): 4:04pm On Jun 02, 2009|
I can't put them side by side.
They are not in the same generation and they play different position
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by Jarus(m): 5:19pm On Jun 02, 2009|
Pele Vs Maradona. Zidane Vs Ronaldinho. C.Ronaldo Vs Messi.
These appear to be the hottest, most dragged football personality debates in history.
Personally, I go like this: For the latter two, I will easily choose Zidane and Messi. But I don't have much info to make a categorical choice in the first debate, as I have only watched highlights of Pele's game(and highlights could at times be misleading).
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by switch47(m): 7:38pm On Jun 02, 2009|
Also GABA LAWAL & MIKEL Who is better??
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by jalether(m): 11:15pm On Jun 02, 2009|
most people, except (English) knows Maradonna
is the best footballer ever period. dont compare him to anyone in the realm of football
pele vs ronaldo( R9) would ve been a fairer comparison.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by biina: 1:46am On Jun 03, 2009|
Maradona is the most skillfull football player ever, but Pele played well ahead of his time.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by FBS: 7:53am On Jun 03, 2009|
Most (if not all) folks on NL never saw Pele play full 90 mins but Maradona, most did.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by Meldrick(m): 11:10am On Jun 03, 2009|
Quote from Boleiro(a spaniard)
They both played same position for 21 years
Pele scored 1281 gols
When Pele played if there was ONE camera on the field it was a strike of lucky.
Today you see gols Maradona scored in practice
Pele played when there was no yellow card and the fields sometimes had no grass.
Ask people who saw then both play : Menotti, Beckenbauer, Ratin, Ramos Delgado etc.
These internet kids who know NOTHING about the game…, want to have an opinion.
Argentinians cant stand the fact that Pele` is BLACK and that Brasil is the soccer reference worldwide.
so what do un think?
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by jalether(m): 1:40pm On Jun 03, 2009|
until pele or any footballer for that matter can single handedly win the world
cup like Maradona did in 86, he (maradona) remains the best player ever.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by ~Sauron~: 5:29pm On Mar 14, 2010|
The fact is Pele isn't even the best Brazilian footballer ever.
Garincha shits on Pele everyday of the week. . . .
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by chic2pimp(m): 5:47pm On Mar 14, 2010|
Tbh, Me thinks it is Interchangable either Pele or Maradona you can't go wrong.
Most peeps that saw pele play say he was the greatest likewise with Maradona.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by ~Sauron~: 5:51pm On Mar 14, 2010|
Maradona is miles ahead of Pele. . . .
Pele played around better players(Didi, Vava, Garincha).
Even the 1970 world cup they won. . . .Brazil had Tostao, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto, etc.
Maradona won a world cup single-handedly with 10 other chumps
I don't think Pele coulda done that in Maradona's shoes.
Pele is a great player but he won't be in my top three.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by chic2pimp(m): 6:06pm On Mar 14, 2010|
~Sauron~:Is Maradona miles ahead of pele?, IMO absolutely not
Is he better than Pele?well, that's down to peeps personal opinions.
While Pele played with better player I wouldn't necessary call those other players chumps.
That's the great thing about footy we all have different opinions.
For Example I think Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker ever however many peeps would laugh @ me for dearing to say that.
P:S Name your top 3 players of all time
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by ~Sauron~: 6:12pm On Mar 14, 2010|
Maradona is streets ahead of Pele. . . .Forget his off-the-pitch shenanigans. . . .
He was the heart n soul of the Argentine team that won the 86 world cup. . . .Something Pele never did.
Pele never played in Europe. . . . .Maradona lifted a second rated Napoli in Italy and won European titles with them
What else do you need?
All the Brazilians i have spoken to have told me Garincha was a better player than Pele.
I also agree Ronaldo is the greatest striker ever in the history of association football.
Too bad, his injuries did not let him show more of his rare talents but the little i saw of him in 1996-1998. . . .There's no striker better.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by chic2pimp(m): 6:32pm On Mar 14, 2010|
~Sauron~:I'm actually astounded cuz Most Brazilians see Pele as the greatest ever
But Many peeps would laugh in your face point blank if you told em' Ronaldo is the greatest striker.
Especially those that saw the likes of Puskas,Muller e.t.c play.
~Sauron~:This is exactly why I say opinions differ.
I for example would name this following players in no particular order as the top 4 players of all time
Pele,Maradona,Beckanbeur and Cruyff
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by chic2pimp(m): 6:41pm On Mar 14, 2010|
~Sauron~:Well, I don't believe he was streets ahead of Pele(who was ahead of his time when he played)
I also think you'll find the reason he did not play in europe was cuz of the brazilian authorities.
Not forgetting when Pele's Santos came up against European Heavyweights like Benfica and Milan he was the star player on the pitch.
I'LL ALWAYS STAND BY THIS
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by ~Sauron~: 6:58pm On Mar 14, 2010|
U musta been talking to the wrong Brazilians.
I dunno any striker as powerful as Luiz Ronaldo in the years between 1997 and 1999.
He was Cristiano + Messi + Rooney all rolled in one human.
Remove Pele and Cryuff/Beckenbauer from that list, abeg.
We are talking about WORLD'S GREATEST not European's greatest.
When you are less busy. . . .Read this PIECE
Only two players have won the world cup single-handedly. . . . .Garrincha(1962) and Maradona(1986).
Pele is a great player(without a doubt) but to compare him to Maradona is pushing your luck too far as far as vision, passing and fooball skills are concerned.
For me I rate Diego ahead of Pele for only one thing. No other player that small and mostly one footed was as dominant and as unstoppable as he was on a football pitch.
Maradona had the ability to make players play miles beyond their capabilities, on top of being a supreme performer on the regular himself whilst possessing complete mastery of the ball no other player has ever had an the type of genius that at times could only be seen to be believed.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by chic2pimp(m): 7:38pm On Mar 14, 2010|
~Sauron~:I beg to differ. . . I think you musta been the one talking to the wrong Brazilians
Not that I don't rate Garrincha. I'll have him in my Top 5 players of all time and I also rate him as the greatest dribbler of the ball.
~Sauron~:Neither Do I. However neither of us watched footy in the 50's and 60's.
~Sauron~:Remove wetin? Abegii jor those two easily made my list.
Those who saw Der Kasier play can't speak highly enough of him.
P:S I sure would read that piece.
Also didn't know you rated Garrincha this highly. He is easily the most underrated player in history
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by ~Sauron~: 8:25pm On Mar 14, 2010|
I saw some of those on tapes and i know Garrincha won the 62 WC single-handedly for Brazil.
Pele never did that. He played with better players throughout his stay in Santos.
Beckenbauer and Cryuff are in the same league as Mario Kempes, Eusebio and Alfredo Di Stefano.
All of em are GREAT players but not in the same echelon as Maradona.
For me both Pele and Maradona are total geniuses but Maradona was superhuman.
If he hadn't been a drug addict with off-pitch issues, he'd probably have won more than 1 world cup.
There is no doubt Pele was flawless technically.
The same could be said in fairness for the likes of Best, Cruyff and Di Stefano who were all as two footed.
However, I just feel Diego took flair of technique to a whole new level that surpassed human understanding.
He was without doubt the greatest entertainer the game has seen.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by Sean-Lewis(m): 1:03pm On Mar 17, 2010|
Maradona is d best when we come to d aspect of honors
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by abrahym(m): 6:30pm On Mar 19, 2010|
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by abrahym(m): 6:32pm On Mar 19, 2010|
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by creampy(f): 11:58am On Mar 21, 2010|
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by bouymoyo(m): 7:39am On May 21, 2010|
it's Maradona all the time .it's not easy a player singlehandedly win italian leage with 2 club Samdoria & Napoli. Also plays for better clubs in Europe.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by femmy2010(m): 10:35am On Jun 29, 2010|
The only thing that can end the debate is MESSI
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by bisiaet: 10:40am On Jun 29, 2010|
until pele or any footballer for that matter can single handedly win the world
Single Handedly win World Cup? Pls I dont get you right.
Pls dont take it personal I need a better clue of how Maradona or somneone could single handedly win a world cup.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by femmy2010(m): 10:48am On Jun 29, 2010|
No one can ever single handedly win a half of a match .
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by sayso(m): 10:53am On Jun 29, 2010|
he simply used left hand to lift the world , ooohhh hand of ,,,,, they said.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by babaogun(m): 10:54am On Jun 29, 2010|
I don't support the use of cocaine, but Cocaine only makes it worse to play football. Maradona could have been a far better player had he not gotten addicted to cocaine when he was in Barcelona!!!
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by babaogun(m): 11:00am On Jun 29, 2010|
Please see attachments!!! This is the closest i can get to singlehandedly winning a World Cup.
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by baslone: 11:16am On Jun 29, 2010|
A player who immediately rises up after cruel and career ending tackles
and act like he was just hit by a feather.
If Ben Johnson couldn't be the best, then why Maradona!
Left to me, most of the stunts he pulled were under the influence!!!
Players like Maicon, Alves, Tevez, Drogba, Lucio will be better players
than they are right now if they decide to go this same route!
|Re: Pele Vs Maradona: Who Is Better? by bisiaet: 11:16am On Jun 29, 2010|
So the attached picture is what you mean by Maradona single handedly won a World Cup this is interesting.
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