Maradona: Pele no Beethoven

2012-03-23 14:01

Dubai - Diego Maradona kept up his attack on fellow Soccer World Cup winner Pele on Thursday by mocking the Brazilian legend's suggestion that he was the Beethoven of football.

"Beethoven! Never have I heard Beethoven on the pitch. The truth is they must have changed his medication," Maradona was quoted on the Al-Wasl website, the Emirati club which he coaches.

Pele had told the official FIFA website: "I was born for football, like Beethoven was born for music or Michelangelo was for painting."

But Maradona hit back.

"In that case, I am Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Bono rolled into one because I am the embodiment of passion in football."

Maradona also shrugged off comparisons with Argentine compatriot Lionel Messi who this week scored a record-setting 234th goal for Barcelona.

"It's not for me to say who is the best or the worst. I have always said a thousand times to leave Messi in peace," said Maradona.

"Above everything else, the good thing when we talk about Messi and me is that there is a coloured man at FIFA who isn't happy that we are being discussed," he added in another barb at Pele.


  • Cyrus - 2012-03-23 15:31

    Seriously. I think Maradona will start getting jelouse of Messi as well. IMO Maradona, u only 4th best the world has ever seen. Behind Pele, Cruyff and Messi.

      Cyrus - 2012-03-23 18:02

      really, perhaps maradona should win 3 world cups to overtake Pele on that logic. The problem with fans or football coach experts is that they have never watched football in the days of Pele or Cruyff. In the Fifa player of the year of the century. Maradaona and Pele shared the title but the votes were split from two sections. The Fan vote was won outright by Maradona but in the specialist vote (from people who actually know football) Pele won, Cruyff 2nd, and Maradona only 5th (behind Beckanbaure and Di Stefano). Personally I will rely on the vote of the specialist than a bunch of fan clubs

  • Sagren - 2012-03-24 13:55

    coke snorting idiot - PELE is the greatest footballer and a living legend - Maradona is the ahole that had to have his guts tied up so that we would not have to look like a beach ball. Look at PELE now you dooos he is still fit, young and athletic and he can still kick your ass on the pitch. PARK IT FAT BOY.

      Kim - 2012-03-25 19:08

      He dnt look fit,he look like a ugly naaaaaai.

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