The stat padding was regarding the 530 goals he counts that were friendlies.
Again, the WCs that they won were done without Pele being the standout player in those tournaments, but meh, if Crypt is going to sob into his pillow at the thought of someone not thinking Pele is the GOAT then happy to draw a line under it.
The gap between Barca and Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano is not a great deal different to what Pele had in Brazil. Sure both sides are professional but the "stat padding" still can happen in today's game. Harry Kane regularly does it with us. Staying on with games easily won against Leicester and Hull a few years back were clear stat padding moments.
You didn't include a bird in this post, argument rendered void.Goals that I never mentioned. I have been going on his official numbers.
Again, you have conveniently overlooked his SF and Final in 1958 as a 17 year old. He was the best player in both of those matches after coming into the tournament slowly due to his age. That is not even debatable. No player in history has scored 5 goals combined in a SF/Final. He literally won Brazil the 1958 World Cup.
And he was the key player in '70 playing the creative role feeding Jairzinho.
Anyway, it's 3 more World Cups that Messi and Ronaldo will win. And whether you think he is or he isnt the GOAT is irrelevant. As is my opinion. But if you are going to spout sh*t that he was an amateur stat-padder then you can expect to be called out.
Someone checked the score and didn’t watch the game. Anything but a smash and grab. Peppered them.Probably The Spurs stunning smash and grab win at Leicester has soured their mood, much in the way it has really triggered Postponed Woolwich FC big time.
Sensational trolling by Tottenham
Is being blocked by someone twitter initiation? Haven’t popped that cherry yet.You seem to have been blocked by a lot of people on Twitter..
Someone checked the score and didn’t watch the game. Anything but a smash and grab. Peppered them.
Had a couple of goal line clearances, couple off the bar. But were staring at defeat because they took their chances.
Is being blocked by someone twitter initiation? Haven’t popped that cherry yet.
Although have given Clem Ford the permanent disappearing act.
Upset with the performance, tactics and substitutions not the result.
Understand the difference first before you comment.
Go easy on him, he goes for Leeds.
This is a really good article on the pro-Pele media machine and the subsequent anti-Pele pushback from younger generations.
After Messi was said to have broken the Brazilian’s record for goals at a single club, Santos updated their statisticswww.theguardian.com
Is it harder to score a hat-trick against Atlético Madrid in a tour game in 1966, or against Viktoria Plzen in a hometown semi-dead rubber in 2011? Who knows. But they both definitely involve scoring a hat-trick.
What is certain is that Pelé invented this game, the idea of individual global sporting superstardom, and in a way that is unrepeatable now. Forget the giant cakes, the solid silver sombreros, the urge to sweep these icons aside. That part of him, core Pelé, is a gift to all of us. It will remain untouchable.