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who is the true soccer god?

Discussion in 'Football' started by dokoham, 29 March 2006.

  1. dokoham

    dokoham Conference

    24 March 2006
    Pele or Maradona?:)
  2. Dar

    Dar Part Timer Staff

    21 February 2003
    We have forum sections for a reason, please try to post threads in the relevant section in future. ;)

    Moved to Football discussion. :thumbup:
  3. dokoham

    dokoham Conference

    24 March 2006
    Thank you~ :)
  4. hutch

    hutch Beaten by Chris Wright

    5 January 2003
    John O'Shea.
  5. ezio

    ezio League 2

    6 August 2003
    New Jersey
    AS Roma
    For my Money It's Pele.

  6. drunkenmonkey

    drunkenmonkey Catfish

    6 December 2004
    Blackpool F.C
    PELE by a long way

    utter awesome
  7. benjo

    benjo Guest

  8. iceobar

    iceobar Tyneside Amateur League

    3 September 2003
    Phoenix - unfortantely
    Watford FC
    Eusebio, as he was a world class player in a team that was average
  9. SPiTFiRE

    SPiTFiRE Eusébio forever

    6 April 2004
    SL Benfica
    Eusébio too! :D
  10. Ernestito

    Ernestito Q7

    1 May 2003
    boca is my religion, maradona is my god, bombonera is my church!

    these words are enough i think.

    maradona is still no.1 by far!
  11. 200_pesos

    200_pesos Guille, no te olvidare!!!

    1 July 2005
    New York, NY
    Boca Juniors, Legia
    Pele was surrounded by stars when he won the world cup. In addition, no one can argue the fact that in Pele's day, the marking was very loose. Once Maradona started playing, for example in his first world cup, they stared marking much much tighter, fouling the player, dirty play etc. Maradona still persevered and scored tons. At Napoli he was surrounded by average players if even that, and still won Serie A twice. Pele was never as much of a God in club as he was at world cup but Maradona shone in 1986 world cup but also at every club he played, maybe Barca was a dark age as it was where his addiction etc began but he still was greater than Pele by a long shot.
  12. drunkenmonkey

    drunkenmonkey Catfish

    6 December 2004
    Blackpool F.C
    marking was loose??? LOL if u say so.

    I like you bias view on it

    Team - Boca juniors
  13. 200_pesos

    200_pesos Guille, no te olvidare!!!

    1 July 2005
    New York, NY
    Boca Juniors, Legia
    Yeha but really man it's true, watch some of Pele's games, they didn't mark nearly as hard or foul as much as when Maradona played. Anyone denying that is stupid.
  14. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    There are lots of Gods depending on which religion you worship.In footballing terms,one of the Gods I'd worship would be Eric Cantona.
  15. Adonis

    Adonis Guest

    maybe you should make it an open question rather than saying just two players.

    Imo besides the two mentioned players like Baresi, Van Basten, Weah, Maldini and Cantona should be considered ;)

    although hutch maybe on to something by mentioning O'Shea...
  16. Venomas

    Venomas Conference

    30 July 2005
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Oh, man, the guy thinks that fouling the player and dirty play has begun in Maradona´s days!

    And he says that Pelé wasnt a god in his club. If he dont know the Pelé´s Santos, I cant argue with him.

    AND he thinks Pelé is Pelé because he played well 3 World Cups.

    Now I know why Argentinians think that Maradona is better...
  17. 200_pesos

    200_pesos Guille, no te olvidare!!!

    1 July 2005
    New York, NY
    Boca Juniors, Legia
    I'm Colombian :p and I never said they didn't foul at all in Pele's day but it can't be argued that Maradona's days had the same amount of aggression, it was much much rougher.
  18. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Yeah the same way now the aggression is much much tougher than when Maradonna played and the marking is much tighter and teams play with more defenders/DM's as well so I know what he's saying of course I don't agree Maradonna was better.. I won't judge since I never saw both regularly myeslf but only ever heard about how great they were and saw videos/highlights and etc.
  19. Glavisted

    Glavisted Premiership

    20 July 2005
    Lima, Perú
    1. Pelé
    2. Diego Maradona
    3. Alfredo Di Stéfano
    4. Johan Cruyff
    5. Franz Beckenbauer
  20. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    when they show Pele clips in England on TV, they always show
    1. bank's save
    2. the halfway line miss
    3. the pass to Jairzinho
    4. where he goes around the goalie and misses.

    They don't show him scoring.

    For me, it's definately Maradona No. 1
  21. Joystick

    Joystick Deep like Titanic

    10 August 2004
    The Arse

    Pele made better use of his talent tho IMO, ie didn't get sucked in by the trappings of a superstar footballer's life.
  22. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002

    This has to be a joke?????

    My all-time top 10

    1,2, 3 and 4: Pele

    5 Maradonna
    6 Cruijff
    7 Di Stefano
    8 Garrincha
    9 Best
    10 Zidane
  23. scratch-br

    scratch-br Mr. Scratcher

    14 December 2004
    1282 Goals.
    3 World Cups.
    2 World Intercontinental Trophies.
    Did not scored with the hand.
    Did not stopped his career with drugs problem.
  24. Miro

    Miro Banned

    10 September 2003
    Maradona and Pele were both fenomenal players but, Pele was the the greatest, thats for sure. He was true athlete, he played great with both legs , great head, great shot, great passing, FK, just everything, he didnt have a weakness. He could play on any position on the field. He played as defender or even goalkeeper(2-3 games I think ) for FC Santos.
    He was the best.
  25. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Diego for me.
  26. twophases

    twophases Hooked on editing

    3 June 2004
    Team F, Other Leagues C
    Both footballing greats but Pele gets the nod.
  27. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer League 2

    22 February 2006
    Ajax & Barcelona
    The best player was Maradona and NOT Pele like Fifa says. Fifa kisses Pelé's ass! But the true ultimate soccergod is none other than Johan Cruijff! I'lle tell you why. Maradona is no leader. Cruijff was a leader on the field. Cruijff was not only a true super football player but he has the capability to coach as well. Pele or Maradona NEVER would become a trainer they just lack the IQ of being a manager. They don't know nothing of football actually but they had this great technic in their times to pass several man. But Cruijff has BOTH. Cruijff was a LEGENDARY player AND coach/manager/trainer. Besides that he ALSO has an own Cruyff foundation. This man is really a great man because he just don't lay back and entertain themselves with their money like Pele and Maradona. He fights also for the poor as well. This man is a true soccer god!
  28. twophases

    twophases Hooked on editing

    3 June 2004
    Team F, Other Leagues C
    Of course he is. You're absolutely right. You've changed my mind & everyone else's I'm sure.
  29. benjo

    benjo Guest

    PLF is the One and Only ; and his son : the Messiah ThomasGoal !!!

    Maradona was god of handball isn't he ?
    real gods have a better behavior !
  30. lucasetor

    lucasetor Conference

    12 June 2003
    Saint Peter, MN
    Maradona for sure. He had his weaknesses but that simply adds to his legend. They say he took drugs and destroyed his career. So what? If he snorted 10 ounces of coke and managed to do what he did on the pitch, it is a testament to his greatness. Furthermore, it proves that he could have been even better without all the distractions he was burdened with in his life. If you ask anyone who they think came closest to single-handedly winning the World Cup, they will say Maradona. Who was his supporting cast? Good players definitely but not as many as Pele had. Napoli? who played there? Santos was a powerhouse in Pele's day, Napoli were at best 4th best, yet what happened?
    Im sick of people who try to use judgement of character do decide a players gratness. I dont care if he was a racist (and Im black). Even if he killed my father (and I love my father dearly), that will not diminish his footballing greatness in my eyes, I'll kill him though, well only after I get his autograph.
    Like someone said Pele had it all: strength, speed, a powerful shot, could jump high, could head well......................
    But until the next time you see a fat, chubby dwarf, with a ruffled afro, beer belly, coke intoxicated, cant-jump, 5 defenders on my ass like the DEA who can dance like a ballerina and carry a team of better equipped athletes on his shoulders, ...............fugedaboutit.

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