Who good was Maradona?
Love him or loathe him, Diego Maradona was undeniably that: a genius. The pint-sized Argentinian was capable of producing moments of magic on a football pitch few others could – as England’s 1986 World Cup vintage can attest. His performances for Argentina, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli have gone down in legend.
Is Pele the greatest?
Winner — Pele
Pele is the clear winner in all criteria. His three-time World Cup-winning feat, from four World Cup appearances, is unlikely to be matched. Pele scored a Guinness World Record 1279 goals in 1363 games and also collected the following personal records along the way: Youngest winner of a World Cup.
Was Maradona the best?
Diego Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli and is regarded as ‘the greatest ever’ by Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane said he was ‘on another level’ Diego Maradona was one of a handful of athletes who were able to transcend his sport.