Pele is rubbish at FIFA

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Everyone knows of Brazil legend Pele and his exploits on the football pitch.

The Santos legend scored an amazing 1,281 goals in 1,363 games in a career that saw him win three World Cups and six Brazilian championships.

However after so long off the pitch it seems Pele has lost his magical touch. The 74-year-old was sat alongside former strike partner Coutinho for a game of FIFA, with hilarious results.

Ever try to teach your grandparents how to use any technology from this side of the millennium?

No doubt you encountered the same issues that the filmmakers did with the pair struggling to get their heads around the controls.

The Match

The pair line up as the Santos side that they were a part of, then the game kicks off accidentally and Coutinho is immediately criticising his former teammates’ positioning.

Once they sorted out who was who the game could begin but Coutinho was easy to upset as the striker threatened to substitute Lima and then Mengalvio for poor defending.

Pele soon had the upper hand, his dominance paid off and scored the only goal of the game with himself. The legend was laughing as his old friend raged at the game, claiming that the players weren’t following his instructions; something that many of us have claimed before.

Pele however was content with the inaccuracies: “We all know Mengalvio was not that fast, but that’s okay.”

Post-match interviews

The 74-year-old won 1-0 and after the match Coutinho said it was funnier than playing alongside Pele on the pitch: “When we used to play soccer, nobody could defeat us.”

According to Pele however they used to curse each other all the time: “I used to tell him to do his job and that I’d do mine.”

The legend also found time in the post-match questions to praise the younger generation: “Congratulations to those who know how to play this, it’s not easy to control the players, you must control using your fingers, your brain, your eyes.”

Video: Pele playing FIFA

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