Tag: Pele

  • Greatest Scorers in World Cup History

    Greatest Scorers in World Cup History

    Only seven players have scored 11 goals or more in the history of the World Cup. Two from Brazil, Pele and Ronaldo; one, Sandor Kocsis, is from Hungary; another is from France, Just Fontaine. West Germany or Germany with Jurgen Kilnsmann, Gerd Muller and Miroslav Klose.

  • 10 Best Goalscorers in International Football

    10 Best Goalscorers in International Football

    Miroslav Klose is very close to becoming the all-time leading goal scorer in world cup history, and is also one goal away from entering the top 10 of all-time leading scorers in international football. Missing the match against France didn’t help, with Gerd Müller just one goal in front of him before he joins the likes of Pele and Ferenc Puskas.

  • Neymar – The Greatest Brazilian Since Pele

    Neymar – The Greatest Brazilian Since Pele

    The walking, talking, playing and scoring sensation that is Neymar still hasn’t played a single match for a European club in one of the continent’s top leagues, but the Santos star has become the first Brazilian player since Pele in 1970 to receive the Hors concours honor, meaning, more or less, that he’s a step or two above the rest of his peers in the Brasilerão.

  • Lionel Messi – All 76 Goals in 2012

    Lionel Messi – All 76 Goals in 2012

    One down, only one more to go. By scoring twice on his last match for Barcelona, Lionel Messi reached 76 goals in 2012. Not the all-time record, but good enough for second place, or the best among South American players.

  • Lionel Messi – Just Breaking Another Goal Scoring Record

    Lionel Messi – Just Breaking Another Goal Scoring Record

    Sometimes, I don’t really understand how the Ballon d’Or for 2012 is even a question. Lionel Messi has won it three times in the past, and should win a fourth. When you’re about to break the record for goals in a calendar year, after already setting records for goals in the league, Champions League and an entire season, there shouldn’t be any debate.

  • All-Time Leading Goalscorers for the Top 20 National Teams

    The end of a major international tournament, like Euro 2012 that just ended, is a good chance for some statistical brushing up. This time? The greatest scorers for the best national teams in history, from Brazil, through Italy and Germany to even Mexico and Austria, with some great names like Gabriel Batistuta and Theirry Henry popping up.

  • Pele Keeps Talking Nonsense About Neymar and Messi

    Lionel Messi has only one player who can contend with him for the title ‘The best footballer in the world.’ That’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Whether you’re on the Argentina/Barcelona or Portugal/Real Madrid side of the argument, I think anyone would agree that Pele claiming Neymar is actually better than Messi is absolute rubbish.

  • Pele Keeps His Own Legend Alive

    At 71, Pele is still walking around telling everyone how great he was, how he’s the greatest footballer ever, and how there will never be another him. One of a kind.

  • Pele Doesn’t Like it When Lionel Messi is Compared to Him

    Pele’s latest attempt to stay relevant while pushing himself into the Santos celebration takes aim at Lionel Messi’s place in history and compared to Pele himself.

  • Greatest Soccer Legends Of All Time

    New season, old arguments. We’re kicking off our “Greatest Ever…” project with the most popular sport in the world and the legends of present and past, shedding a light and our opinion on who is the greatest soccer player of all time, and who will still be remembered as THE Greatest in the future.