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Thread: Pele or Maradona?

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    Pele or Maradona?

    Who do you think was greater? It'sMaradona for me.

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    If you mean cheat - Maradona easy.

    I can't compare any really, as Pele played and retired well before I was born, and I was too young to remember Maradona, and plus that family doesn't support football (of any type), except me.
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    Pele, because he had a spotless public image to go with his legendary skill.
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    Even I'm too old to have seen Pele play, but as an Englishman & one who is old enough to recall 1986 I have to vote for the aging Vigara-peddler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Even I'm too old to have seen Pele play
    Too old to have seen him play? When did you lose your eyesight?
    Last edited by Adamc; 13-06-2005 at 02:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    Too old to have seen him play? When did you lose your eyesight?
    I meant either not old enough or too young & sorta missed both. It's early here.....

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    Never seen any of them - except footage of THAT goal (no, not the Hand of God...) against England. Swings it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Never seen any of them - except footage of THAT goal (no, not the Hand of God...) against England. Swings it.
    & after we helped you in WW2 too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    & after we helped you in WW2 too!!
    So did Argentina (for about six seconds )

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    Pelé. 1,280 career goals and 97 international ones says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
    Pele, because he had a spotless public image to go with his legendary skill.
    apart from at least 7 illegitimate children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Pelé. 1,280 career goals and 97 international ones says it all.
    Well, by that token, Arthur Friedenreich should be the greatest ever, as he is rumoured to have scored more than Pelé in the same leagues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Well, by that token, Arthur Friedenreich should be the greatest ever, as he is rumoured to have scored more than Pelé in the same leagues...
    shush


    He didn't have a cool name, though

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    He didn't have a cool name, though
    What... you gotta be jokin.. Friedenreich sounds pretty gangsta..
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