Today I’m going to take a look at the seven main arguments used to dismiss Pele’s credentials as an all time great and hopefully give a more balanced and credible view on them.
The only criteria for featuring here is that you must be retired - no current players are taken into consideration.
Obviously picking a single player over a ten-year timespan is no easy task, so we’ll try and cover some particularly honourable mentions for each decade as well.
The 1960’s was a decade which saw vast cultural shifts and transformations in the way people lived across much of the globe. It was also a pretty significant decade for football, with the introduction of substitutions in the Football League, a goalkeeper won the Ballon d’Or and England even won a World Cup!
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly look set to finally sign Rio Ave midfielder Pele, two years after a move to Molineux fell through?
Pele is reportedly set to bid farewell to the Primeira Liga ahead of an expected move to Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly targeting Stoke City's Joe Allen and Rio Ave's Pele as the Championship winners prepare for Premier League life.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly pursuing Rio Ave midfielder Pele.
Wolves reported move for Pele helps out Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly close to signing Pele, and doubling up with Arsenal's Jack Wilshere would be fantastic.
Basically, we’ve plucked seven random legends of the game and estimated the kinds of fees they might demand in the market today.
In the 1970s, the New York Cosmos made soccer briefly fashionable in the United States, with global superstars Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto leading a glittering team through a league that defied every convention of the international game.
It was 1975, and in his wildest imagination, Pedro Garay never dreamed he would wind up in the middle of this wild, almost surreal scenario. There he was, draped over the greatest football player to ever walk the Earth, protecting him from a horde of pitch invaders.