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Pele: I am still the greatest

Three-times World Cup winner Pele, recognised by many as the greatest footballer of all time, has selected his own personal greatest of all time.

But he doesn't believe that anyone who has played since he closed his phenomenal career has taken his crown as the all-time best. In Pele's eyes, he is still No 1 at 71.

He believes so, and there are not many who think otherwise. Some say Lionel Messi has overtaken Diego Maradona, the view of Ossie Ardiles, who made the point that he feels Messi is the greatest footballer of all time.

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Nes_Daze1862d ago

*sigh*, what a shameful act of cockiness.

krazykombatant1862d ago

Jesus you people don't seem to understand that the man has won 3 world cups.. He can be as cocky as he wants. God forbids someone says messi isn't the greatest.

buddymagoo1862d ago (Edited 1862d ago )

You could even say he won them his self. Which Messi has failed to do even with Tevez, Higuin, Aguero, Macherano, Veron etc.

Nes_Daze1860d ago

So that gives him the right to be a total douche? Wow, I think he's a bit insecure of that if he needs to constantly remind us. I don't care how many cups he won, being humble wouldn't hurt. As for Messi not being as good as he was, I agree to a certain extent. But why bring up what Messi hasn't done, Argentina's team has horrible chemistry, that's why they lose, and then haters blame it entirely on Messi, even though the kid is the best in the world.

RGB1862d ago

Messi needs to win the world cup to be ever considered equal to the best or to be the best ever. Look at the goals, games and cup wins under Pele's name. Look at the way he played back then, completely different class.

pctrollv41858d ago

it was also a completely different time..pele never made it out of santos cause he couldnt play in europe. Messi is the other way around, yet we call pele the best football player ever? please.