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Pele VS Maradona: Which legend is the best?

Pelé and Diego Maradona are two of the greatest football players of all time. Both players are considered legends in the sport, and they are often compared and contrasted by fans and experts alike.

 

Pelé, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is a three-time FIFA World Cup winner, and he is the all-time leading goal scorer for both his national team and for his club Santos. He spent the majority of his career at Santos, but he also played for the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League. He was known for his incredible skill, vision, and goalscoring ability.

 

Diego Maradona, on the other hand, is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is a FIFA World Cup winner and he is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the national team. He spent the majority of his career at European clubs like Barcelona and Napoli, and he is considered one of the greatest players of his generation. He was known for his incredible ball control, creativity, and ability to score spectacular goals.

 

Here are some career statistics for both Pelé and Maradona:

 

Pelé:

 

Played for clubs: Santos, New York Cosmos

Career goals: Overall: 1281 goals, Club: 1091 goals, International: 77 goals

Honors: FIFA World Cup (1958, 1962, 1970), Ballon d’Or (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964)

Maradona:

 

Played for clubs: Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys

Career goals: Overall: 312 goals, Club: 282 goals, International: 34 goals

Honors: FIFA World Cup (1986), Ballon d’Or (1986, 1987)

Both players have had a great impact on the game and have a lot of individual honours and awards. Pelé is known for his incredible skill and goalscoring ability, while Maradona is known for his incredible ball control and creativity. Both players are considered legends of the game, and their legacies live on in the sport today.

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