When it comes to selecting three legends of the World Cup, one has to go back in time somewhat. Over recent World Cups, players of the stature of Beckenbauer of Germany, Cruyf of Holland, Zinedine Zidane of France, Ronaldino of Brazil and Franco Baresi of Italy are players who immediately stick out and who would, under normal circumstances be considered as true legends. However, if one was to go back even further, then there would be a host of players who would also be regarded as true legends, many of whom have set the standard for what really constitutes a legend or not. The following three players have been singled out as the three greatest players ever to grace the World Cup. It is always going to be a subjective area debate and there is no right or wrong answers but the insight in the chosen players in this article hopefully justify their claims as the greatest players to have ever played in Football’s number one tournament.
Pele is probably the best loved and most famous UFABET งบน้อยก็เดิมพันได้ name ever to be associated with the the history of football. Pele began his World Cup romance with Brazil in 1958 as a 17 year old, making his World Cup debut against Russia and becoming the youngest ever player at that time to play in the Finals. He scored his first World Cup goal against Wales that year in the Quarter finals but went on to score twice in the final in Brazil’s 5-2 win over hosts, Sweden. It was Brazil’s first ever win in the World Cup.
By 1962 Pele was already established as a footballing superstar, and he arrived at the World Cup finals in Chile that year with the world holding its breath, fully expectant of a super show by the 21 year old. Sadly for Pele, Brazil and football fans he was injured in the second match and took no further part in the tournament. It made little difference to the outcome however as Brazil proved yet again that they were the best team in the world by winning for the second time.
Pele suffered a similar fate in the 1966 World Cup in England, being literally kicked out of the tournament by ruthless defending. So badly injured was he after two Group games that Pele and Brazil failed to qualify from their Group and they went home early, much to the disappointment of the huge English support for him and them.