Sport Maradona, Platini, Zico ... what the greatest say about Pelé

12:20  23 october  2020
12:20  23 october  2020 Source:   sport24.lefigaro.fr

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As we can see, Tostão calls Pelé , Maradona and Zico as ‘Pontas de Lança”. Although he used the word “forward” to describe such position, it is Well, we have seen that Pele was a ponta de lança, with similar roles as Zico and Maradona . All those three great footballers made plays and scored lots

Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]; born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé ([peˈlɛ]), is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward.

Pelé et Diego Maradona n'ont pas toujours été les meilleurs amis du monde. © Panoramic Pelé and Diego Maradona have not always been the best friends in the world. Diego Maradona, electric rivalry

While he was putting an end to his playing career, Pelé saw the birth of a kid not yet of age in Argentina, named Diego Maradona. Both are contenders for the title of greatest footballer in history. "We are friends, we joke all the time", defused the Brazilian for Goal in 2017. Maradona, him, did not stop throwing pikes at Pelé, making fun of his age ("His place is in a museum") and his opinion that Neymar had nothing to envy Messi. He also recalls that in 2000, if Pelé was elected player of the twentieth century by Fifa, it was he who had been acclaimed by Internet users. “Pelé was second even in Brazil, where Ayrton Senna was voted the best athlete of all time. The price that Fifa gave to Pelé is not worth a nail ”, had launched Maradona in the columns of the Gazzetta dello Sport .

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-Michel Platini : "There's Pele the man, and then Pele the player. And to play like Pele is to play like God." -Eusebio: " Pele played in an era which had - Zico : "This debate about the player of the century is absurd. There's only one possible answer: Pele . He's the greatest player of all time, and by some

Zico single handedly made his Brazilian side Flamengo the World Champions beating the Legendary Liverpool team managed by Bob Paisley who won 4 European Cups (Champions League) in the past 8 years, More than that Zico was described as the only pla

The legendary career of Pelé

Johan Cruyff and the logic

Auréolé of 3 Ballons d'Or (1971, 1973, 1974), it is an understatement to say that Johan Cruyff is a football legend. But the Dutch midfielder, a fan of total football and who died in 2016 at the age of 68, recognized the greatness of Pelé, "the only footballer who exceeded the borders of logic" he observed on the Fifa website.

Michel Platini compares him to God

Another triple Ballon d'Or (1983, 1984, 1985). Number 10 at heart, Michel Platini could only idolize the former Brazilian glory. “Pelé is no longer a footballer, it's a myth, he said a few years ago on video. When we play like Pelé, we play like God. "

Zico did not like to be called "the white Pelé"

Less than a year after the third World Cup won by Pelé in 1970, a compatriot named Zico, nicknamed "the white Pelé" made his professional debut. “It was in France that we started with this nickname, it was the French who made me bear this responsibility, recalled Zico (72 caps, 52 goals) in an interview with AFP in 2014. I never liked it. It seems like there had to be a new Pelé in Brazilian football, and each one is unique. I am proud that people remember me and compare me to Pelé, because he is the best player in football history. ”

Pelé releases a song about football

 Pelé releases a song about football © Supplied by Sofoot Magnificent counter-foot. King Pelé is full of surprises, and he confirmed it with the release of a song about the football. The Brazilian collaborated with the Mexican group Rodrigo y Gabriela , winner of a Grammy Award last January, for this title entitled "Acredita No Véio" , or "Listen to the old man. He wrote the lyrics himself in 2005, with musician Ruria Duprat. “I wrote a lot of books, scored a lot of goals, had kids, planted a lot of trees.

now to maradona .. maradona played in an era where defense was heavily tight and players were most unprotected yet maradona 's astonishing dribbling,mindlblowing ball control , tremendous 11: Ze Roberto and R. Carlos: Maradona was without doubt the greatest . 12: Bearzot: Maradona is football.

In my opinion pele ; he had great speed and command of both legs,dribbling,stamina,strong. Maradona would come close as he also had potence and speed even for his size, no to mention his great left leg, not so good with the right. As for more recent players Ronaldinho is avery complete and skillful player

Tostão: “all the qualities of an attacker”

It's simple: for Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade, said Tostão, comparisons with other players “are irrelevant”. Pelé, with whom he won the 1970 World Cup, "had all the qualities of a striker," he insists for Fifa . “Maradona was a genius, but physically he was not at Pelé's level. Messi is a genius, but he doesn't have Pelé's head game, he's not as skillful on both feet. Cristiano Ronaldo is an exceptional player, but he doesn't have Pelé's talent and he doesn't have his innate passing sense. " What if we merge the qualities of Messi and Ronaldo? "We get a player who could perhaps compare with Pelé", laughs Tostão.

Neymar speaks of an idol

Regularly criticized but also encouraged by Pelé, Neymar can only bow to the greatness of the "King". “There is no war to be the top scorer for the Brazilian team, tempered the PSG player in 2018, who had just reached 54 goals in the selection. These are just numbers. I respect each of them, be it Romario, Zico, Ronaldo or Pelé. I don't want to be better than them, and besides, I won't be. They are my idols, they were there before me. ” On October 13 in Peru (4-2), Neymar scored his 64th goal with Brazil . Pelé's record is just 13 units away.

Kylian Mbappé and the daydream of his meeting with Pelé

In April 2019, Pelé, 78 years old, meets Kylian Mbappé, 20 years old . The French world champion was quickly compared to the Brazilian after his performances at the 2018 World Cup, at a very young age like Pelé. "I kept touching it to see if it was real," Mbappé smiled, marveling at "the icon, the absolute legend". Pelé, he had panicked the football planet three months earlier, arguing that Mbappé could "become the new Pelé". "A lot of people think I said that as a joke, but no, it's not a joke," he then certified. To follow in his footsteps, Mbappé could, for example, win two other World Cups. We wouldn't blame him.

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