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Pele: Only These Three Players Are Considered Superstars

Pele: Only These Three Players Are Considered Superstars

By SL International - Feb 25, 2018 10:01 AM

Brazil legend Pele believes there are only three footballers in the world who can consider themselves as 'superstars'.

Click through the mini-gallery to which three players are considered superstars by Pele.

The 77-year-old, who the World Cup three times with Brazil, believes only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are the only superstars.

Messi and Ronaldo, between them, have won every Ballon d'Or award since 2008, although many feel Neymar may break that streak.

"Neymar has changed the way he plays with the national team," Pele told "He has had to.

"At his club side, he was playing as a left-sided attacker, whereas for Brazil, he plays more centrally, as a more traditional number 10. That's hard, but he's managed to adapt his game.

"If you look around the world, the ones who stand out are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. There are no other superstars.

"The important thing is for the national team to be well organised as a group because they no longer have three or four top players for each position.

"The same is true of Germany, whose emphasis is more on the collective. Before, it was individuals who mattered most, but it's changed a lot. It's all very similar these days."

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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Feb 26, 2018 10:52 AM
Was there any need.....???
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No badges available Feb 26, 2018 08:48 AM
@Master25 You make a good point. A lot of emphasis is placed on players who scores goals. As a former defender (amateur) I tend to look more the players in the back line. There has been phenomenal defenders in the past Andrea Brehme won the WC, Desailly, Cafu, Vogts, Carlos, Maldini but to name a few. These players single handedly change games seasons and tournaments for their club and country. Yet they don't get the same recognition as the strikers whose goals were probably started by the vision of a defender. RONALDO my opinion yes a maestro but a spoilt and selfish player. NEYMAR is definately knocking on the door and MESSI in my opinion is the superstar. He is a playmaker team player creator and scorer of some sublime goals yet you never heat of him off the field. He is the true legend in my opinion. Give defenders and also the keepers the recognition and accolades they deserve.
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jujunation Feb 26, 2018 04:33 AM
He's can you say your the best just because you scored 31 goals like salah,he must win trophy's and score more hatricks.even harry kane he's not close
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Master25 Feb 26, 2018 12:04 AM
The problem at is that football is only judged interms of goals scored nowadays. What about defenders that are the best in preventing goals?(Ramos). Midfielders that are the best in holding the ball and passing it? (Iniesta)
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SiyaVToni Feb 25, 2018 10:51 PM
What about Harry Kane He is looking dangerous even in the champions league right now
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Stuart Alois Feb 25, 2018 06:19 PM
ppl hate the truth
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No badges available Feb 25, 2018 03:12 PM
You can't read the context, his talking of notable achievements. Salah, Kane are upcoming super stars. accolades yet on these.
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swalala Feb 25, 2018 01:41 PM
The last time I heard about Pele he was not well, thank God he survived. As for the superstar thing he must just pause.
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Munangwangwa Feb 25, 2018 01:36 PM
salah..kane.. modric . iniesta.. . Sergio Ramos for me the best player of our lifetime .. so pele is talking rubbish
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cowpule Feb 25, 2018 01:09 PM
Age is catching up with you madala there's Kevin de bruyne hazard salah iniesta aguero modric de jesus to name a few the list is endless I guess maradona has passed whatever that he smokes
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Voltaire Feb 25, 2018 11:25 AM
Pele is drunk once again, what about the likes of Hurricane, Salah, Sadio mane, Sane, KDB and more?
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Excellent Hlulani Chauke Feb 25, 2018 10:37 AM
Salah Wil Not Be Called Supersta Cos Hes An African
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Golden Boots Feb 25, 2018 10:11 AM
Pele is an ignorant old man. Where does this leave the likes of El Pistolero and El Ilusionista?

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