Known as "The King of Football" (O Rei do Futebol), "The King Pelé" (O Rei Pelé) or simply "The King" (O Rei), Pele is widely regarded by football experts (and through polls of players and fans) as the greatest footballer in the history of the game. During his career he scored 760 official goals, 541 in league championships, making him the top scorer of all time. In total, including unofficial and unsanctioned matches, he scored 1281 goals in 1363 games.Pelé began playing for the São Paulo side Santos at 15, and the Brazilian national side at 16. He is the all-time leading scorer of the Brazil national football team and is the only footballer to be a part of three World Cup-winning squads (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, and México 1970).
Widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, Maradona began his professional career Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors, before moving to Europe, playing with Barcelona, Napoli, and Sevilla, finishing his career back in Argentina with Newell's Old Boys. His moves from club to club often set world-record contract fees. In his international career, Maradona earned 91 caps with Argentine national side and scored 34 goals. He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 World Cup where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player.
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