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Pele Wishes ‘Fellow No.10’ Maradona Full Recovery After Surgery

Pele Wishes ‘Fellow No.10’ Maradona Full Recovery After Surgery

Pele has sent his support to fellow icon Diego Maradona after the Argentina great underwent successful surgery.

Maradona’s lawyer confirmed on Sunday that the 58-year-old had undergone surgery in Buenos Aires, having been hospitalised after suffering a stomach bleed.

The former Napoli star, now coaching Ascenso MX side Dorados, later took to Instagram to thank medical staff for their efforts.

Also Read: Maradona Recuperating After Successful Surgery – Lawyer

And Pele, widely considered alongside Maradona as one of the sport’s all-time greats, also posted on social media, sending his best wishes to the recovering former forward.

“Hey Diego. I never like to hear that a member of the #10 Club is unwell,” Pele wrote on Twitter. “I hope you feel better soon, my friend.”

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  • Wow! 2 of the greatest.

    I wonder to myself who I would give my award of the greatest dribbler of all to times: Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo of Brazil, Ronaldinho or Messi.

    Me I will say Messi but if you factor in the level of protection players receive nowadays compared to the days of Pele and Maradona, then, levelling the playing field, I will say the 2 guys above, Pele and Maradona, were the greatest.

    Greatest dribblers


    • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

      Have you ever heard about the man called Garrinchia….? You aint seen dribbles if u aint seen Garrinchia..!

  • Garrincha – The King of Dribble (1933-1983) – or better known as Mane by his closest friends, was the quintessential winger who the likes of Kalu, Moses Simon and even Iwobi can learn one or two things from.

    Funnily, I think Kalu would have been watching his clips as I could draw parallels from Garrincha’s carve-cut-deliver manoeuvre – that beats the defender to the byline before delivering a low or high cross that is every centre defender’s nightmare – and the manner of Kalu’s effort against South Africa that forced an own-goal.

    Legend has it that Brazil never lost a match that he and Pele featured.

    Truly a great footballer whose dribbling skills and overall capabilities were right up there with the gods of the game. Celebrated in life and in death, his individual accomplishments include: FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 1962 (4 goals, joint-winner); a slot in the World Soccer’s Greatest Players of the 20th century (1999); and a slot in the 1988 World Team of the 20th Century.

    That being said, I would still rate the legendary George Best (1946-2005) slightly ahead of him if only because the late Mr Best played with a very poor Northern Ireland team but, in my view, he is one of the most underrated footballers of all times, never mind his generation.

    Both Best and Garrancha were wingers but if you ask me, I think George Best was quite simply the best.

    The Best:


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