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Pele, Diego Maradona still feuding over who was best

Jan 27, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

Argentina's coach Maradona gestures during their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Germany at Green Point stadium in Cape Town Reuters

Let’s start this conversation here: Is the ongoing feud between Pele and Diego Maradona one bit interesting anymore?

I mean, you throw in the fall of the wall and a Madonna Like a Prayer video, and we’re right back in 1989, acid wash jeans and all.

These two have been going at it for 25 years or more. No doubt that Pele, the Brazilian scoring king, and Maradona, the Argentine scoring and playmaking wizard, were two of the game’s all-timers. Few would argue the point – even if Maradona has turned into something of a punch line in his post-playing days, and even if some of Pele’s comments through the years have been real head-scratchers.

Anyway, maybe they could give the bickering a rest already.

But apparently not. Maradona has had the latest say.

This is where I would usually pull an excerpt or a quote … but in all honesty, it’s just such a tiresome bit at this point. Click the link if you like. Or, do like Maradona should have done long ago and just move on with your life.

  1. chadmoon1 - Jan 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    There is no arguement to make. Pele was the best. Why? Because Maradona was a liar, a cheat, a diver, a fraud, and a coke head. Pele was a world class player, and by comparison, a world class person.

  2. danielofthedale - Jan 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    They can keep going back and forth with this and I will just go on with the knowledge that Zidane is hands down the best player I have had the pleasure of watching in my life time.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Who can argue, if that is your player, I have many and probably will pick up a few more in the next few years, always a good argument. I’m sure someone will say Messy, Roanaldo, Klingsman, Beckham……..

      • bear06 - Jan 28, 2014 at 6:49 PM

        *Messi, Ronaldo, Klinsmann.

  3. bishopofblunder - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    As long as people are willing to print their drivel, they will keep on saying it.

  4. chadmoon1 - Jan 28, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    This is a non-starter argument. Pele was a better player than Maradona. Why? Maradona is a liar, a cheat, a thief, a fraud, a diver, and a coke head. Pele was a fantastic player, and by comparison, a fantastic human being.

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