Football

Maradona v Pele

Maradona v Pele (©GettyImages)

Diego Maradona is recognised as one of the greatest players in the history of football, famed for his incredible dribbling ability.

His finest hour was leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, scoring the 'Goal of the Century'.

Edison Arantes do Nascimento - better known as Pele - is renowned as the top scorer of all-time , with an incredible 1281 goals in 1363 games.

Pele inspired Brazil to three consecutive World Cup's, including the 1958 trophy aged just 17.


Maradona on Pele:

"I played in European football for ten years while Pele played in South America. Yes he won World Cup's and everything, but playing in Europe is something else entirely."

Pele on Maradona:

"Maradona could not kick with his right foot, and did not score with his head. The only time he scored an important goal with his head, he used his hand."

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