Pele Names His 125 Greatest Living Players (1 Viewer)

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The Grimreaper
Jul 12, 2002
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#1
The great Pele (LANCE!)
03/04/2004. Brazil legend Pele has compiled a list of the "FIFA 100" greatest living footballers. This marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of FIFA. There are actually 125 names in the list.


ARGENTINA Alfredo Di Stefano Daniel Passarella Diego Maradona Gabriel Batistuta Hernan Crespo Javier Saviola Javier Zanetti Juan Sebastian Veron Mario Kempes Omar Sivori BELGIUM Franky van der Elst Jean-Marie Pfaff Jan Cuelemens BRAZIL Cafu Carlos Alberto Djalma Santos Falcao Milton Santos Junior Pele Rivaldo Rivelino Roberto Carlos Romario Ronaldinho Ronaldo Socrates Zico BULGARIA Hristo Stoichkov CAMEROON Roger Milla CHILE Pablo Figueroa Ivan Zamorano COLOMBIA Carlos Valderrama CROATIA Davor Suker CZECH REPUBLIC Josef Masopust Pavel Nedved DENMARK Brian Laudrup Michael Laudrup Peter Schmeichal ENGLAND Alan Shearer Bobby Charlton David Beckham Gary Linekar Gordon Banks Kevin Keegan Michael Owen FRANCE David Trezeguet Didier Deschamps Eric Cantona Jean-Pierre Papin Just Fontaine Lilian Thuram Marcel Desailly Marius Tresor Michel Platini Patrick Vieira Raymond Kopa Robert Pires Thierry Henry Zinedine Zidane GERMANY Franz Beckenbauer Gerd Mueller Jurgen Klinsmann Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Lothar Matthaus Michael Ballack Oliver Kahn Paul Breitner Sepp Maier Uwe Seeler GHANA Abedi Pele HUNGARY Ferenc Puskas IRELAND Roy Keane ITALY Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Nesta Christian Vieri Dino Zoff Francesco Totti Franco Baresi Giampiero Boniperti Giacinto Fachetti Gianluca Buffon Gianni Rivera Giuseppe Bergomi Paolo Rossi Paolo Maldini Roberto Baggio JAPAN Hidetoshi Nakata LIBERIA George Weah MEXICO Hugo Sanchez NETHERLANDS Clarence Seedorf Dennis Bergkamp Edgar Davids Frank Rijkaard Johan Neeskens Johan Cruyff Marco Van Basten Patrick Kluivert Rene van de Kerkhof Rob Rensenbrink Ruud Gullit Ruud van Nistelrooy Willie van de Kerkhof NIGERIA Jay-Jay Okocha NORTHERN IRELAND George Best PARAGUAY Romerito PERU Teofilo Cubillas POLAND Zbigniew Boniek PORTUGAL Eusebio Luis Figo Rui Costa ROMANIA Gheorghe Hagi RUSSIA Rinat Disayev SCOTLAND Kenny Dalglish SENEGAL El Hadji Diouf SOUTH KOREA Hong Myung-Bo SPAIN Emilio Butragueno Luis Enrique Raul TURKEY Emre Belozoglu Rustu Recber UKRAINE Andriy Shevchenko URUGUAY Enzo Francescoli UNITED STATES (women) Michelle Akers Mia Hamm

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mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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#3
++ [ originally posted by Esteban ] ++
BRAZIL Cafu Carlos Alberto Djalma Santos Falcao Milton Santos Junior Pele Rivaldo Rivelino Roberto Carlos Romario Ronaldinho Ronaldo Socrates Zico
He was never lacking in confidence, was he? If ego was food, Pele could feed Africa.
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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#5
Yes, I think he might just be a little better than Mia Hamm! :) But then, Pele isn't exactly known for his football knowledge - he once tipped Norway to win the World Cup.
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
4,734
#6
++ [ originally posted by Esteban ] ++
The great Pele (LANCE!)
03/04/2004. Brazil legend Pele has compiled a list of the "FIFA 100" greatest living footballers. This marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of FIFA. There are actually 125 names in the list.


ARGENTINA

Alfredo Di Stefano
Daniel Passarella
Diego Maradona
Gabriel Batistuta
Hernan Crespo
Javier Saviola
Javier Zanetti
Juan Sebastian Veron
Mario Kempes
Omar Sivori

BELGIUM

Franky van der Elst
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Jan Cuelemens

BRAZIL
Cafu
Carlos Alberto
Djalma
Santos
Falcao
Milton Santos
Junior
Pele
Rivaldo
Rivelino
Roberto Carlos
Romario
Ronaldinho
Ronaldo
Socrates
Zico

BULGARIA

Hristo Stoichkov

CAMEROON

Roger Milla

CHILE

Pablo Figueroa
Ivan Zamorano

COLOMBIA

Carlos Valderrama

CROATIA

Davor Suker

CZECH REPUBLIC

Josef Masopust
Pavel Nedved

DENMARK

Brian Laudrup
Michael Laudrup
Peter Schmeichal

ENGLAND

Alan Shearer
Bobby Charlton
David Beckham
Gary Linekar
Gordon Banks
Kevin Keegan
Michael Owen

FRANCE

David Trezeguet
Didier Deschamps
Eric Cantona
Jean-Pierre Papin
Just Fontaine
Lilian Thuram
Marcel Desailly
Marius Tresor
Michel Platini
Patrick Vieira
Raymond Kopa
Robert Pires
Thierry Henry
Zinedine Zidane

GERMANY

Franz Beckenbauer
Gerd Mueller
Jurgen Klinsmann
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Lothar Matthaus
Michael Ballack
Oliver Kahn
Paul Breitner
Sepp Maier
Uwe Seeler

GHANA

Abedi Pele

HUNGARY
Ferenc Puskas

IRELAND

Roy Keane

ITALY

Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Nesta
Christian Vieri
Dino Zoff
Francesco Totti
Franco Baresi
Giampiero Boniperti
Giacinto Fachetti
Gianluca Buffon
Gianni Rivera
Giuseppe Bergomi
Paolo Rossi
Paolo Maldini
Roberto Baggio

JAPAN

Hidetoshi Nakata

LIBERIA

George Weah

MEXICO

Hugo Sanchez

NETHERLANDS

Clarence Seedorf
Dennis Bergkamp
Edgar Davids
Frank Rijkaard
Johan Neeskens
Johan Cruyff
Marco Van Basten
Patrick Kluivert
Rene van de Kerkhof
Rob Rensenbrink
Ruud Gullit
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Willie van de Kerkhof

NIGERIA

Jay-Jay Okocha

NORTHERN IRELAND

George Best

PARAGUAY

Romerito

PERU

Teofilo Cubillas

POLAND

Zbigniew Boniek

PORTUGAL

Eusebio
Luis Figo
Rui Costa

ROMANIA

Gheorghe Hagi

RUSSIA

Rinat Disayev

SCOTLAND

Kenny Dalglish

SENEGAL

El Hadji Diouf

SOUTH KOREA

Hong Myung-Bo

SPAIN

Emilio Butragueno
Luis Enrique
Raul

TURKEY

Emre Belozoglu
Rustu Recber

UKRAINE

Andriy Shevchenko

URUGUAY

Enzo Francescoli

UNITED STATES (women)

Michelle Akers
Mia Hamm

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Majed

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Jul 17, 2002
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#8
Aimar and Zola deserve to be on that list, but then again, so do the others!

The player i would remove is Davor Suker. what else did he do besides his 98 WC performance?
 
Jul 12, 2002
5,666
#11
++ [ originally posted by Esteban ] ++
UNITED STATES (women) Michelle Akers Mia Hamm
That is just so weak. Those players don't belong on that list, and that's just a slap in the face of every American footie player.
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#12
++ [ originally posted by Vilhelmas ] ++
el hadji diouf? :undecide:
Well since it's the best players from Senegal..

after all, he did single-handedly take Senegal to the World Cup...
 

Qaterminator

Senior Member
Nov 15, 2003
1,295
#14
++ [ originally posted by Esteban ] ++
The great Pele (LANCE!)
03/04/2004. Brazil legend Pele has compiled a list of the "FIFA 100" greatest living footballers. This marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of FIFA. There are actually 125 names in the list.


ARGENTINA Alfredo Di Stefano Daniel Passarella Diego Maradona Gabriel Batistuta Hernan Crespo Javier Saviola Javier Zanetti Juan Sebastian Veron Mario Kempes Omar Sivori BELGIUM Franky van der Elst Jean-Marie Pfaff Jan Cuelemens BRAZIL Cafu Carlos Alberto Djalma Santos Falcao Milton Santos Junior Pele Rivaldo Rivelino Roberto Carlos Romario Ronaldinho Ronaldo Socrates Zico BULGARIA Hristo Stoichkov CAMEROON Roger Milla CHILE Pablo Figueroa Ivan Zamorano COLOMBIA Carlos Valderrama CROATIA Davor Suker CZECH REPUBLIC Josef Masopust Pavel Nedved DENMARK Brian Laudrup Michael Laudrup Peter Schmeichal ENGLAND Alan Shearer Bobby Charlton David Beckham Gary Linekar Gordon Banks Kevin Keegan Michael Owen FRANCE David Trezeguet Didier Deschamps Eric Cantona Jean-Pierre Papin Just Fontaine Lilian Thuram Marcel Desailly Marius Tresor Michel Platini Patrick Vieira Raymond Kopa Robert Pires Thierry Henry Zinedine Zidane GERMANY Franz Beckenbauer Gerd Mueller Jurgen Klinsmann Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Lothar Matthaus Michael Ballack Oliver Kahn Paul Breitner Sepp Maier Uwe Seeler GHANA Abedi Pele HUNGARY Ferenc Puskas IRELAND Roy Keane ITALY Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Nesta Christian Vieri Dino Zoff Francesco Totti Franco Baresi Giampiero Boniperti Giacinto Fachetti Gianluca Buffon Gianni Rivera Giuseppe Bergomi Paolo Rossi Paolo Maldini Roberto Baggio JAPAN Hidetoshi Nakata LIBERIA George Weah MEXICO Hugo Sanchez NETHERLANDS Clarence Seedorf Dennis Bergkamp Edgar Davids Frank Rijkaard Johan Neeskens Johan Cruyff Marco Van Basten Patrick Kluivert Rene van de Kerkhof Rob Rensenbrink Ruud Gullit Ruud van Nistelrooy Willie van de Kerkhof NIGERIA Jay-Jay Okocha NORTHERN IRELAND George Best PARAGUAY Romerito PERU Teofilo Cubillas POLAND Zbigniew Boniek PORTUGAL Eusebio Luis Figo Rui Costa ROMANIA Gheorghe Hagi RUSSIA Rinat Disayev SCOTLAND Kenny Dalglish SENEGAL El Hadji Diouf SOUTH KOREA Hong Myung-Bo SPAIN Emilio Butragueno Luis Enrique Raul TURKEY Emre Belozoglu Rustu Recber UKRAINE Andriy Shevchenko URUGUAY Enzo Francescoli UNITED STATES (women) Michelle Akers Mia Hamm

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I cannot believe there is no Hakan Sukur,Gerson and Jarzinho
 

Layce Erayce

Senior Member
Aug 11, 2002
9,116
#15
all you people are cunts. its clear that the article was being ironic. no one person can be truly objective in making a list like that. thats why panels are used,

and 125 players in the top 100. lemme just call my math teacher for a second.
 

Torkel

f(s+1)=3((s +1)-1=3s
Jul 12, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by mikhail ] ++
But then, Pele isn't exactly known for his football knowledge - he once tipped Norway to win the World Cup.
I don't believe it, if he had I would have seen it before. Anyways, Pele seems like a bit of a dumbass, with his viagra campaigning and I heard some dodgy rumours about him cheating in a FIFA award.
 

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