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View johnno42000's Profile johnno42000 Flag 06 Sep 18 7.30pm Send a Private Message to johnno42000 Add johnno42000 as a friend

IMO Best footballer ever.

'In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.'

Incredible stats and an incredible player:

'England's 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore commented: "Pelé was the most complete player I've ever seen, he had everything. Two good feet. Magic in the air. Quick. Powerful. Could beat people with skill. Could outrun people. Only five feet and eight inches tall, yet he seemed a giant of an athlete on the pitch. Perfect balance and impossible vision. He was the greatest because he could do anything and everything on a football pitch. I remember Saldanha the coach being asked by a Brazilian journalist who was the best goalkeeper in his squad. He said Pelé. The man could play in any position".'

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View Robert Heenan's Profile Robert Heenan Flag East Cheshire 07 Jan 19 10.23pm Send a Private Message to Robert Heenan Add Robert Heenan as a friend

Pele's football career has been extremely overinflated and exaggerated into folklore/mythology tall tale. Im not saying Pele was a bad footballer but what i will say is that he is the most over-rated footballer ever.

 

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View gerry theagle's Profile gerry theagle Flag newbury 07 Jan 19 10.37pm Send a Private Message to gerry theagle Add gerry theagle as a friend

You obviously are too young to have seen him in action otherwise you wouldn't be posting what you have, a load of rubbish.

 

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View mistergoldie's Profile mistergoldie Flag North Vancouver via Reigate 07 Jan 19 10.41pm Send a Private Message to mistergoldie Add mistergoldie as a friend

Still the best player ever in my opinion. A true legend!

 

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View Robert Heenan's Profile Robert Heenan Flag East Cheshire 07 Jan 19 11.33pm Send a Private Message to Robert Heenan Add Robert Heenan as a friend

Originally posted by gerry theagle

You obviously are too young to have seen him in action otherwise you wouldn't be posting what you have, a load of rubbish.

I'll give you just one example regarding the hype and folklore/mythology tall tale.

Pele scored 1281 career goals but hundreds of those goals were against farmers, carpenters and factory workers in kick-about games. He officially scoared 757 goals in 812 goals but even this is skewered as before 1971 Santos played in Campeoonato Paulista, a regional tournament against some professionals as well as bricklayers, carpenters, farmers and shop workers.

 

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