Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MARADONA VERSUS PELE, WHO IS BETTER? - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA--

THE GOD OF SOCCER --  GREATEST ENTERTAINER ON A FOOTBALL FIELD-  THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION OF ALL TIME -  THE PLAY MAKING GENIUS-  THE BAD BOY OF SOCCER-  THE MIDFIELDER WITH MAGICAL SKILLS-  THE MAN WHO TOOK SOCCER TO A NEW REVOLUTIONARY LEVEL-- THE MAN AT THE DYNAMICS FULCRUM

VERSUS

PELE, EDSON ARANTES DO NASIMENTO-

THE KING OF SOCCER-  FIFA'S LOVE CHILD- THE ROLE MODEL - THE BLACK PEARL- THE NATIONAL TREASURE OF BRAZIL -


First watch these videos , and get that feeling.



Did you notice the bewildered looks and body language of half the Belgian soccer worldcup team above?  Well, no prizes!  Check out who is eyeballin' and who is using his perepheral vision to toy around.

That says it all folks!












In one of the world cup games Pele who gave the opening FIFA speech was sitting like the cat who swallowed all ze cream , in the Queen's box with Platini and party , in the stadium. 

Maradona was NOT even invited, and on the way to the stadium the police confiscated his car.  So my son taunted me " Daddy, your hero is nowhere in the limelight!"

I replied " Son, just wait. Let Maradona come into the stadium and sit in the cheap gallery stands. See the collective faces of Pele and FIFA at that time. When the God of soccer sits in the 20th row, that very spot becomes more important than the Queen's box. A donkey on a throne does NOT become king. That is the way the cookie crumbles "

Soon enough Maradona walks in, like the cool cat he is --

--the crowd, gives a tremendous appreciative roar, as the video cameras jostle to catch him climbing up the gallery stands. Every single camera and every pair of eyes -- except Pele's,  were focused on him!  Even the drunks woke up!!

The stadium crowd , and the common masses glued in front of large size TV screens set up on streets , soaked in this ultimate visual opium and chanted in unison " DIEGO!  DIEGO!!  DIEGO!!!--"

I am sure Pele will be seeing this in his worst nightmares.

--and imagine just a few weeks before Pele , had ridiculed Maradona of NOT being able to use his right foot. Why is it compulsory to use the right foot as per FIFA rules?  Diegos' heavenly left foot did the job.

You don't have to be a genius to figure out why FIFA does not like Maradona who calls a spade a spade -- in any case nobody expects Maradona to represent FIFA and lump in all their hypocrisy--

To be objective in our analysis , we must pit both against each other when they were at the PEAK of their respective carreers.

FIFA and some people do NOT like Maradona because he is arrogant. Well-- a GOD deserves to be arrogant. In the jungle nobody likes to see a modest and humble lion.  All love to see a proud roaring lion toying around with the lesser animals .

With true champions you gotta take the bad with the good, with a pinch of salt. That is why he is a champion --

FIFA held a people's poll to judge who is the player of the century. Maradona got 53.6% votes. Pele got only 18.5% votes.   Not to be daunted or undone FIFA gave his their own specially  rigged up for such an occasion " Football family award" despite knowing deep down they are doing something terribly wrong. .

Pele's cup was plastic, Maradona's was full of heart and soul.


So after the FIFA ceremony on 11th Dec 2000 at Rome, Pele mocked in the press conference - " If Maradona thinks he is the best player of this century, that it is his problem" --and then he found to his chagrin that nobody was amused.

FIFA politics is the disease of soccer.

The British loathe Maradona for that single "hand of God" moment -- which happened in the heat and thick of action at a goal mouth melee -- in the 1986 world cup ,( which eliminated England ). Well gentlemen, the little master plays with his whole body.

After his peak , he could NOT handle the fame and took Cocaine. Cocaine does NOT increase soccer skills-- every idiot know this.  Do we say, Queen could rock Wembley stadium just because Freddy Mercury took Cocaine?  Yet, Cocaine is a performance enhancing drug for rock music.


The football was just an extension of his footballin' body. With people half a metre taller than him were jumping up and contesting for the ball, he did the next best. 

Maradona could dribble around the whole England team twice , tie them up in knots , squeeze the limey out of them, rather lick the mickey out of them, or which ever way they want it-- set up goals and handball it too , in the blur of an eye-- before you could say Womanches --- nay-- Manchester..



Pele was a stalking striker, who scored goals created by equally or more talented players.

Maradona was a busy playmaking midfielder, who singlehandedly created goals for himself and others..

Pele scored more goals ( 1281 goals in 1363 games ) than Maradona , because he played within his comfort zone,  in low skill local Brazilian and US leagues. 

Maradona played in Europe, OK?  When did a Brazilian team or even a South American team last win any world club championship? 

There is a joke doin' the rounds that even the goal scored by Pele in the Hollywood movie Victory ( 1981--starring Michael Cine / Sylvester Stallone ) he acted , is counted in his super goal tally .  The ones he scored when he was in the Brazilian army with zilch skill anywhere around, is of course counted hush hush..

In 1986, Argentina won the world cup. Every single TV station, newspaper and magazine predicted that Diego at his peak , would win it single handedly for the substandard team Argentina.  He did it--and how!  It was a piece of cake.  Could Pele have ever done this?

And then Maradona goes and plays for barrel bottom scrapin'  club Napoli. Every TV channel, newspaper and magazine predicted that Diego would do an encore. He did it yet again - and how!  Could Pele have ever done this?

I can rest my case here-- but let me finish--


Gods leave a legacy! This planet does hold the Maradona legacy. Pele is a mere mortal king . Maradona is the God of soccer.


OK, Pele won 3 world cups 1958-62-70. .

But it must be remembered that Brazil could have done it easily without him too. In 1958 and 1962 Garrincha stole the thunder.

In 1958, Pele always came off the bench, unlike a Messi or Christiano Ronaldo of today , who are always starters. . 

In 1962 Pele played only one game-- he was warming the bench right through the Wold Cup-- see how short and fickle human memory is.  

In 1970 Pele got in because of his deadly statistical seniority.  In 1968-69 he was NOT a regular in the national team, as others were fitter and better.


In the last world cup at South Africa with coach Maradona etching a lonely furrow on the grass walking up and down at the sidelines , with diamonds as big as cherries shining on his ears, the ball went to him and he kicked back in his classic style.  There was an instant appreciative roar from the crowd -- the loudest in that edition of the World cup-  they could now tell their grandchildren that they had seen the legend in action--LIVE.

One of the most vitriolic and "no mincing words " tongues in the world of modern soccer today is that of Jose Mourinho-- the Real Madrid coach..  He remarked tersely " You can like or dislike, Diego is the history of football!"  .

By the way the great Real Madrid player Hungarian Ferenc Pushkas , is miles ahead of Pele. Hardly anybody today knows who Pushkas is-- even in this internet age.  What a disgrace.


Maradona represents the dream of every single young passionate soccer player in the world today--unless he is English-- who are unable to shed their snake skins or let go off old baggage.


Most of the time striker Pele would just waiting for the ball to arrive at his legs so that he can score-- his goal gettin' style later copied by Ruud Van Nistleroy.  In Kerala in Malayalam language we call it Kappikachavadam. 

Most referees would NOT call Pele offside, lest the FIFA monkeys straddle on their backs.  Maradona rarely got favourable decisions.

You can just compare the kilometers Maradona and Pele ran in a single game-- on an average.
Pele is bitter that Maradona has snatched away most of his die hard fans ( including yours truly ) -- he just retains most of the "same skin colour" party,  who worship him as the black pearl.  For these jokers it is NOT skill which matters, but colour of skin.

I am proud to live in the times of Maradona.


The flair, the passion, the explosive acceleration, the electrifying dribbling, the unsurpassed ball control, the unpredictable body swerves and feints, the team dynamics genius vision --


---always in the thick of the narrow alley action -- all against taller and stronger opponents who were hell bent on savagely mowing him down. 

As soon as he was felled down he would jump up and resume business without complaints -- Pele loved to make a wet rag scene and once even threatened to walk off.


There can never be another Maradona-- he is the greatest of them all. 


Maradona is the sun, Pele the moon.  So says Capt Ajit Vadakayil.


Grace and peace!




CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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6 comments:

  1. Pele vs. Maradona
    Pelé at 17
    World Champion
    Great figure of the Swedish World
    Maradona at age 17
    Replaced Argentina in the World 1978 by Menotti
    Pelé at 21
    At 21, Pele had already made more than 500 goals in a time when there was no yellow card.
    Then two-time champion is crowned World Club 1962-1963
    Maradona at age 21
    Play in World Cup in Spain with no shine
    He was expelled from Brazil for a hard foul against Batista
    Pelé at age 26
    Considered the King of Soccer - during the 1966 World Cup in England.
    According to "Ratin - Argentine defender - the world's most violent history
    Maradona at age 26
    World Champion for Argentina.
    Considered the best player of this World Cup.
    He made the famous goal against England with the help of the "Hand of God"
    Pele 30 years
    World Champion for the 3rd. Once in Mexico
    Great global figure of 6 goals
    On November 19, 1969 made his thousandth goal
    Maradona to 30 years
    Play the World Cup in Italy, sub-champion
    Expelled from the Italian football drug
    Pay more than $ 30,000 in fines for skipping training / games
    Pele 34 years
    He is hired by the Cosmos team for U.S. $ 6,000,000.00 to play two seasons in the United States
    NASL champion in 1977
    Maradona to 34 years
    Expelled from the 94 World drug use - playing as captain of the Argentina
    Pelé - World Statistics 3 - (1958, 1962 and 1970) 2 World Interclub - Santos (1962 and 1963) Copa Libertadores da América 2 - Santos (1962 and 1963) 10 Campeonato Paulista - Santos (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 , 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1973) 5 cups Brazil - Santos (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965) 4 Tournament Rio-Sao Paulo - Santos (1959, 1963, 1964 and 1966) 1 National Championship States USA - Cosmos 1281 goals in 1363 games for Brazil: 92 games - 97 goals
    Maradona - Statistics
    Boca Juniors (1981)
    Barcelona (Copa del Rey, 1983)
    World Cup (Mexico, 1986)
    Napoli (Scudetto, 1987 and 1990)
    Italian Cup (1987)
    UEFA Cup (1989)
    Italian Supercup (1991)
    Artemio Franchi Cup (1993)
    692 games - 352 goals
    90 games for Argentina National Team - 33 goals
    Both played 21 years: Pelé: 1363 games - Maradona goal 1281: 692 games - 345 goals for the selection: Pele: 92 games - 97 goals Maradona: 90 games - 33 goals
    Off the Field - Pele
    Pele was received by Popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II at the Vatican, and four U.S. presidents in the White House. Elect the athlete of the 20th Century by the International Olympic Committee.
    Honored Sir, by Queen Elizabeth II of England, Ambassador of UNESCO.
    He received tributes in over 30 countries.
    In 1977 he won the World Citizen diploma at the UN. He was Minister of Sports em Brazil between 1995 and 1998.
    Off the field - Maradona has twice been hospitalized for drug use, any sponsorship contract.
    Curiosity about Pele:
    Because of Pelé, Santos came to play 22 games in 30 days, creating the law of 72 hours between one party and another.
    FIFA had to change the rule of the prison by "paradinha" I think the King.
    He debuted professionally at age 15, at 16 in the selection, with 17 was World Champion and 21 years and 10 months toward his goal number 500.
    Conclusion:
    Compare Pele with Maradona can only be a matter of Argentines
    That is the statement,the belief of the World,respected Sir.
    Do you have anything to say about this issue,Sir?

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  2. Don't agree ^ above comment. Stats never count the greatest. Greatest here means what? 1. by stats?, 2. by fan following?, 3. by players who played opposite to them or by the people who just watched the games? It is an unset parameter. "Therefore the topic becomes personal and the need to prove anything becomes foolish." For example - Nobody considers Inzaghi one of the best striker, not even a professional football player; you wouldn't even know him. And yet he is part of the premier league history. He was at Milan, Italy. Even today Pele says Italian is the worlds toughest league where even the strikers know defending. And I aint defending "the Capt."

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  3. Certain clubs in EU have some things common - red clour jersey - great titles. Who runs these premier clubs sir? Why did Platini won again? Do you know Roman Abramovic and milan clubs? Glazer family of man u ? They r now ranted by every local there.

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    1. hi dds,

      People say that UEFA president Michel Platini is a crypto Jew.

      He had gone overboard in praising Israel for their hosting of the U21 European Championship.

      What are the sporting values of RACIST Israel ?

      http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2012/09/nazis-were-more-cultured-and-kinder.html

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  4. I JUST FINISHED WATCHING THE ENGLAND VS RUSSIA SOCCER MATCH

    AT THAT TIME I REMEMBERED BY CHILDHOOD HERO LEV YASHIN

    I DO NOT THINK THERE CAN EVER BE A GOAL KEEPER LIKE HIM-- JUST BECAUSE HE IS RUSSIAN HE HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN THE FAME HE DESERVED

    HIS DEATH WAS NOT NOTICED BY THE SOCCER WORLD.

    FOR ME HE IS A LEGEND LIKE MARADONA AND PUSHKAS

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/10/puskas-soccer-legend-capt-ajit.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/08/maradona-vs-pele-who-is-better-capt.html

    EVERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE MADE A DENT ON THE PLANET IN MY BOOK.

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  5. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/Why-Messi-isnt-the-greatest-footballer-ever/articleshow/53028806.cms

    A GOOD PLAYER MUST BE ABLE TO JOIN A TEAM FULL OF MEDIOCRE PLAYERS AND INSPIRE THEM TO WIN THE CHANPIONSHIP

    MARADONA DID THAT WITH A USELESS CLUB NAPOLI . .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/08/maradona-vs-pele-who-is-better-capt.html

    PUSHKAS DID THAT WITH HUNGARY NATIONAL TEAM . .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/10/puskas-soccer-legend-capt-ajit.html

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