Pelé: ‘He always joked with Maradona about who was better’

Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ recalled this Sunday his friendship with Argentine Diego Armando Maradona, who died in October 2020, and acknowledged that he used to joke with Pelusa “about who was better”.

“Sometimes we ran into each other and even though we didn’t have a very close relationship, we joked. He told me ‘be careful because they say I’m better than you’. And I said to him ‘you can be better, but I mark with the right, with the left, with the head, and you don’t’, and we laughed, “recalled Pelé, who gave an interview to the Italian national television” Rai Tre. “

“We always joked about who was better, but for God we are all equal,” he added.

The Brazilian legend, the only player in soccer history capable of winning three World Cups, also reviewed the origin of the name ‘Pelé’ and acknowledged that when he was little he did not like it.

“My name was Edson and everyone called me Pelé. I didn’t like Pelé because I was a fan of (American inventor, Thomas) Edison, ”he said.

In the conversation, Pelé, who has already received the coronavirus vaccine, also stressed the importance of taking security measures to protect himself during this pandemic.