Who Was Better? Pele or Eusebio?

As news of Eusebio’s passing has rocked the football world, one of the greatest footballers to grace the game has left us. He scored an amazing 9 goals in the 1966 World Cup, and is rightly remembered as one of the best players to play the game.

Eusebio’s club record saw him score a staggering 748 goals in 733 games, and with Benfica he won European Cup and Portuguese Championship 10 times. He also won the Ballon D’or in 1965.

Pele’s club record was almost as impressive, with the Brazilian managing to score 626 goals in 669 games. He won the Copa Libertadores twice and the Brazilian Championship 6 times. He also won South American Player of the Year in 1973.

If you compare International scoring records, Pele scored 77 in 92 games, and Eusebio 41 in 64. But when it comes to International success, no-one rivals Pele.

He won the World Cup 3 times, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

There is no doubt that both players were two of the best players the world has ever seen, so it depends on your perspective. Does playing in Europe make a difference? And does playing in a phenomenal Brazilian national side help? Eusebio only managed to play in one world cup as Portugal would fail to qualify while the Black Panther was still playing International football.

What do you think? Leave your comments in the section below.


3 thoughts on “Who Was Better? Pele or Eusebio?

  1. Eusebio can be considered in the all time first X1 but comparing him with Pele would be silly. Pele was simply
    a phenomenon with extraordinary skills. Pele ran riot when Santos met Benfica. However, my respects for Eusebio who was a gentleman in soccer. When I was playing for my district, my father bought me a football
    boots with the name Puma Eusebio Junior in 1969. Now I have a son whose name is Eusebio Philip Gomes
    Soccer has lost a great player

  2. I can only say one thing eusebio was a power house player n pele was a freestyler pele is num one scorer ever n eusebio num two so by that it sums it all up just like cristiano is gonna b on top of messi god bless

  3. Pele was a great player.like never scored the amount of goals listed.many goals peel scored were official games.eusbio scored more and averaged 46 goals a year for over 10 years in a row.another thing it’s documented that peel scored less than 7 goals.Brazilian government lied about goals he scored and covered it up


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