Pelé – Best Dribbling Skills, Passing & Goals – Part 1



Pele vs Maradona
1) Pele’s difference
Santos in top tournaments
Total record:
With Pele(1959-69): 139 Games 1.41 Points Per Game.
Without Pele from 1959 to 1969: 48 Games 15 Wins 10 Draws 23 Defeats 0.83 Points Per Game.

so it is 70% Improvement with Pele, 15 Titles. FACT

2) Maradonas difference
Maradonas Record in League in Europe (FOOTBALLDATABASE.EU)

82/83 Barcelona 10W 6D 4L Without 7W 4D 3L

83/84 Barcelona 10W 3D 3L Without 10W 5D 3L

84/85 Napoli 10W 13D 7L

85/86 Napoli 13W 11D 5L Without 1W

86/87 Napoli 14W 12D 3L Without 1W

87/88 Napoli 18W 6D 4L Without 2L

88/89 Napoli 17W 7D 2L Without 1W 4D 3L

89/90 Napoli 17W 8D 3L Without 4W 1D 1L

90/91 Napoli 7W 4D 7L Without 4W 11D 1L

92/93 Seville 10W 8D 8L Without 7W 1D 4L

Summary:
Record With Maradona 250G 126w 78D 46L 1.32 PPG
Record Without him 78G 35W 26D 17L 1.23 PPG

Total Record in Europe(1982-1993) with Maradona 1.32PPG without 1.23PPG, just 8% improvement.

In fact but for the only 2 years where he made an impact as opposed to being absent (87-88,88-89)
His teams did better without him 1.32PPG to 1.26PPG

Maradona Napoli contribution in Serie A (1984-1991):
Record With Maradona 188G 96w 61D 31L 1.34 PPG
Record Without 34G 11W 16D 7L 1.11 PPG

17% improvement in points per game. These are facts, not opinion.

Conclusion of Difference
Pele makes 71% difference in his peak 10 years (59-69) to Maradona 8%
BRAZIL TOTAL WITH PELE(1957-1971)
Matches Won Draw Lost For Against Difference Points Percentage
92 67 14 11 235- 87 +148 148 (80.43)
72.82% wins ,15.2% draw 11.9% lost

average points per game: 1.6 av opponents points: 36(total) / 92= 0.4 ppg
Brazil average goals scored per game: 2.55 conceded: 0.94

Difference: 1.61 goals
Average total goals per game: 3.5

51%-57% participation in Brazils goals.

BRAZIL TOTAL WITHOUT PELE(1957-1971)
Matches Won Draw Lost For Against Difference Points Percentage

63 40 10 13 134 – 83 +51 90

63.5% won, 15.8% draw 20.6% lost

average points per game: 1.42

Brazil average goals scored per game: 2.12 conceded: 1.31
Difference: 0.81 goals
Average total goals per game: 3.44

Brazil with Pele won 11.25% more points and had a goal difference by 0.80 goals better or 99% better than without him in the same period(1957-1971).

In other words, Brazil could win many games without Pele since it had great players, but with Pele they became practically unmatchable, improving both in attack and defence by a total of almost 100%!
Pele scored 32% of Brazils goals, approx 19%-25% of assists.

ARGENTINA TOTAL RECORD WITH MARADONA (1977-1994)

Matches Won Draw Lost For Against Difference Points Percentage
91 42 29 20 137- 85 +52 113 62.09

45.6% win, 31.8% draw, 21.9% lost

average points per game: 1.24

Argentina average goals scored per game: 1.5 conceded: 0.93
Difference: 0.57 goals

Average total goals per game: 2.43

ARGENTINA TOTAL RECORD WITHOUT MARADONA(1977-1994)

Matches Won Draw Lost For Against Difference Points Percentage
94 42 32 20 130- 87 + 43 116
44.6% win, 34% draw , 21% lost
average points per game: 1.23
Argentina average goals scored per game: 1.38 conceded: 0.92
Difference: 0.46 goals

Average total goals per game: 2.30

Argentina won with Maradona 0.81% more points and had a goal difference of 0.74 goals per game better or 61.7% better than without him in the same period(1977-1994).

Maradona’s average goals per game: 0.37. 24% of Argentinas goals , 21% assists.
45% direct participation in Argentina’s goals.

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