Figured I'd answer this PM here since I wrote so much.
martins7 wrote:Sorry for my terrible english but Can you ask me (another) question?? Who is best? Pele or Maradona ? And Why ? Talk about titles , skilss (principaly) please! Thanks so much and if isn't a incomodation for you...who is the best soccer player ever and why?
Well, it's been quite some time since I watched Pele so I won't talk so much about him. But I'll tell you a little of my thoughts on him. He was a great player, but I find him somewhat overhyped. Don't get me wrong, hes one of those truly special players, easily one of the best of all time. I just find him over hyped in the sense that he's often times put ahead of Maradona.
There is a footballing god, and his name is Diego Armando Maradona. No one compares to maradona for me, no one comes even close. Maradona was football. Theres nobody else thats ever played who has even had 1/10th as much technical ability as Maradona. There is so many great players over the years, zico, platini, laudrup, di stefano.. cruyff.. none compare to Maradona for me.
One of the main distinctions between Maradona and every other player ever, is the ease everything came to him. So many players need conditions for them to be perfect before they will be capable of doing something. They need time, space, players to make runs, they have to be on in the right body position, they can't be at a certain angle, ball can't be in the air needs to be on the ground... etc etc etc. It's the exact opposite for Maradona. Diego needed nothing. From any single situation he could do what he wanted, he owned the ball, like no one else. That alone is one of the most unique and dangerous features of Maradona. He just had so much confidence and ability with the ball, whenever a situation popped up he'd usually take it anyway he could. Just little things you'd never see other players attempt, like controlling a ball with 1 touch, and while it's bouncing, passing it with a volley that goes 50/60 yards and actually finds it's mark.
His passing is for me, the best of all time. Because not only did he have the ability to make any type of pass under any type of circumstance, he had vision that went above and beyond everyone else. You just don't see other players even attempt the type of things he said, as they don't have 1/10th of his technical ability. Maradona was football embodied, any part of his foot could use the ball however he wanted. Hell, his whole body was like that. His football intelligence was just on a complexly different level, and his technical ability matched it. Because of his adventurous nature and hit them as he sees them style, his accuracy could be wanting on occasion, but when you play with so little restraint, thats completely understandable. Maradona really played with "feeling" you know? He felt it, rather than thought about it. It's so easy to see that when you watch him, and then watch basically any other player. I'm not saying hes the only player who played with feeling, but hes the only one who made it work perfectly, and hes also pretty much the only person I've ever seen who would really had the confidence/ability to attempt and
pull of near impossible feats regularly.
I could go on and on really. But I'll end it at that for now