6 Reasons Why Pele Was Better Than Maradona

Prelude

The Pele versus Maradona debate has been on for some time. The intensity of the debate is such that it generates at least 50,000 online search queries per month.

Acting as the backdrop for what in all actuality is an over – hyped debate is the apparent rivalry that has developed between the two legends concerned, who now seem to be aiming at proving their superiority one over the other long after they might still have had a genuine opportunity to do so where it matters most, on the field of play.

The exaggerated profile of Pele vs Maradona stems to a large extent from the unwillingness of soccer opinion leaders (both real and self deluded) to kill the matter naturally by respecting facts that would give each of these two tremendous athletes their due respect without calling for unavoidably subjective comparisons.

In a field comprising only the likes of Di Stefano, George Best, Cruyff, Platini and so on, to be considered one of the best 2 of all time one has effectively become immortal in history of the ufabet เข้าสู่ระบบเว็บตรง sport. Indeed, the physical and tactical barriers that today’s, and surely tomorrow’s football puts in the way of attempts at super – exceptional individual football performances means that probably no player will come close to appearing as individually outstanding as Edson Arantes De Nascimento and Diego Armando Maradona were each able to. Today’s football makes it so near impossible for an exceptional individual playing for an ordinary team to overcome an exceptional team made up of ordinary individuals. The experience of Lionel Messi, currently recognized by FIFA as the best footballer in the world, playing against a Jose Mourinho inspired Inter Milan, is the nearest example to note. It appears that for even the very talented footballers to shine in today’s football, they must be playing for above average teams. That neither Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo has so far been able to achieve great success with their national teams is another pointer.

The subject of this article must be served with facts known to those who really know football. The facts that make Pele a more prominent super legend than Maradona must be pointed out, not to fan the flames of controversy, but because they equip soccer with the values that are necessary for it’s continued dominance as the world’s number one sport.