What They Said: Pele

“You know, I have an Argentinian friend who a long time ago came to me and said that Di Stefano was better than me. Twenty years passed and he came back and said there’s this guy called Maradona and he’s better than you. And now they’re talking about this guy called Messi who’s better than me. And I said to him: ‘Agree among yourselves which one it is and send him to me.’”

-- Pele (with a sense of humor) on the inevitable comparison of Argentine greats like Alfredo Di Stefano, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi to him. (Guardian)
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