Messi vs. Pele

by: Eduardo Gonzalez

Who is Pele? Who is Messi?

One of the best soccer players in history was born in October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, Pele was one of the most famous and highest paying athlete. He led the Brazilian National soccer team to 3 world cups. Also, made him the permanent holder of the Jules Rimet Trophy. Pele was born to a poor family.

Pele debuted with the Brazilian team Santos in 1956. Pele scored his 1,000 goal in 1969. Then the legend, Pele, retired in 1974 but made a comeback in 1975. He was offered a contract of 7 million dollars for three years at the New York Cosmos. When Pele actually retired, he played against his old team, Santos in 1977. Pele has a total of 1,281 goals.

Born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina, Leonel Andres Messi ( or mostly known as Messi or Leo) is one of the most talented soccer players in history. He plays in the FC Barcelona club and the Argentina National team. His salary is 25.6 million euros which is approximately 28.8 million dollars.

Messi is also the only player in history to win 5 FIFA ballon d'Or. He has won many other trophies and accomplishments. When he was a child, Messi had a condition called Growth Hormone Deficiency which made it tough for him to grow taller. He moved to Spain to join the spanish team, FC Barcelona who agreed to pay for Messi's medical treatment. Now Leonel Messi and his partner Antonella Roccuzzo have 2 children Thiago Messi, and Mateo Messi.

Many people debate over who is the best soccer player Messi or Pele. It is all based on your opinion. People all over the world have their own opinion and their reasons.