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Pelé: "Barcelona have been the best in the last fifteen years"

He also revealed that he was close to signing for Madrid, when he was a player

Pelé: "Barcelona have been the best in the last fifteen years"
Pelé: "Barcelona have been the best in the last fifteen years"

He also revealed that he was close to signing for Madrid, when he was a player

Pelé
Pelé

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, was at the Cinema festival of Tribeca on Thursday where he attended the presentation of the movie about his life, "Pelé: birth of a legend". On this occasion he explained that he had been on the verge of playing in Europe.

The jump to Europe

  • "I was almost about to sign for Real Madrid."
  • "Però mai em vaig penedir d'haver-me quedat al Santos".
  • "But I never regreted to have stayed at Santos."

The best team

  • "Despite their elimination in the Champion's League, it is clear that in the last fifteen years Barça have been the best team."
  • "In the same way, it was the Dutch who played the best before."

Pending challenges

  • "The Golden medal in some Olympic Games as well as the Ballon d'Or [at that time only European players could win it]."