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Maradona: The award that Fifa gave Pele isn't worth sh*t, I am the player of the Century

Maradona: The award that Fifa gave Pele isn't worth sh*t, I am the player of the Century


The beef between Maradona and Pele continues as the 52-year old Argentina legend Diego Maradona has reignited his feud with Pele by claiming his recognition from Fifa is "not worth sh*t".

Maradona beat his Brazilian counterpart to the Player of the Century award in 2000, collecting 53 per cent of the internet-based vote, while Pele's achievements were also recognised after he topped a poll of Fifa's "Football Family" at the same ceremony.

However, the 52-year-old feels that his rival's award is paled into insignificance by his own.

"In 2000 I won the Player of the Century award thanks to the people. Pele was second," he told reporters. "He also came second behind [Aryton] Senna as Brazil's greatest sportsman.

"The award that Fifa gave Pele isn't worth sh*t."

Meanwhile, the former Argentina boss has also launched a scathing attack on Fifa's president Sepp Blatter and its senior delegates, questioning their competency level when they are "so old that they cannot even drive a car".

He added: "The Fifa directors are all over 95 years old!

"The people there are so old that they cannot even drive a car, so how do they lead the world of football?"

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