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Video of Pele and Diego Maradona heading the ball between them is so wholesome

Video of Pele and Diego Maradona heading the ball between them is so wholesome

The Brazilian legend passed away on Thursday aged 82, he remains the only person to have won the World Cup three times.

Pele and Diego Maradona once shared a really wholesome moment on television, having a header rally against each other.

The two are considered amongst the greatest to have ever played the game and even with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible numbers so recognise Pele and Maradona ahead of them.

Despite being considered rivals for the crown, and now always getting on, the pair shared a really wholesome moment on television.

After Pele sadly passed away on Thursday, fans were remembering the time he and Maradona were involved in a bit of head tennis live on tv, as you can see in the video below.

It was not the last time that shared the stage in public, with the Argentina legend once offering a rather unflattering report about Lionel Messi.

Messi, considered the heir to Maradona's throne, even before winning the World Cup earlier this month, doesn't have the obvious off field flair of his predecessor.

During a press event in 2016, Pele was extremely intrigued by the man who is most usually considered by the greatest of all time, in the modern period.

The former Santos star asked his fellow South American if he knew Messi and then asked if the forward was a good person.

"He is a good person, but he has no personality. He doesn't have much personality, like how to be a leader," Maradona bluntly put it.

The proved not to be the case in Qatar, as he rallied the team to win the World Cup, and told Rodrigo de Paul off during the celebrations.

In fact, the people of Argentina also disagree, as new data shows that they want him to be the next president of the country.

Maradona and Pele share the stage in 2016. Image: Alamy
Maradona and Pele share the stage in 2016. Image: Alamy

Messi's seven Ballon d'Or wins might be considered enough proof that he is the greatest ever, however according to France Football he isn't the outright leader.

The magazine who organise the award didn't use to include non European players, ruling Pele, Maradona and many others out of it.

However, in 2016, the went back and did an 'international re-evaluation' to decide who should have won in each year had it been a global award.

They decided that Pele would have also won it seven times, and consider this to be his official number, putting him level with Messi.

Maradona was awarded two of them on the same grounds, in 1986 and 1990, when he led Argentina to the World Cup, and Napoli to the Serie A title, respectively.

All three could easily be considered the greatest ever, but another famous Brazilian should also be on that list, according to some.

Ronaldinho named Brazilian Ronaldo amongst his top three, along with Maradona and Pele, leaving off his former Barcelona teammate.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Pele, Diego Maradona, Brazil, Argentina