Originally Posted by Teja.
The results of FIFA's internet Poll were as follows:
1 Maradona - 53.60%
2 Pelé - 18.53%
3 Eusébio - 6.21%
4 Roberto Baggio - 5.42%
5 Romário - 1.69%
6 Marco van Basten -1.57%
7 Ronaldo - 1.55%
8 Franz Beckenbauer - 1.50%
9 Zinedine Zidane - 1.34%
10 Rivaldo -1.19%
FIFA could not however not give Pele the award and immediately appointed a 'football family' who chose Pele as the winner. Maradona had to share his award. Why have the poll at all, then? Would an emergency committee be appointed if Pele won the Poll by getting close to 300% of the votes Mardona did?
Because Pele is FIFA's patsy whilst Maradona shows them the middle-finger any time he feels like it.
I think there'll sooner be another Bradman than another Warne. - Gidgeon Haigh
[Warne is] the greatest bowler ever produced in this entire world - Muttiah Muralidaran
[Warne is] the greatest bowler of all time - Glenn McGrath
In my opinion Shane Warne is the greatest cricketer who's ever lived - Ian Botham
Warne is the greatest cricketer to pick up a ball ever.
And is the greatest bowler I have ever laid eyes on. - Brian Lara