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let's say we have a time machine and bring him right out of the Santos team of 1962 or 1963 and put him in today's CL playoff match. Could he do his magic or would the great modern centre backs like Vidic, Lucio and Pepe shut him down completely?

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Pepe and Lucio are great modern backs? :rollani:


This is a rigged question. Yanking any player from his situation and moving him to another situation would take acclimating. Hell, Kaka still hasn't acclimated and you want to put Pele in a new team 50 years later?


However, if the question is whether Pele could adapt and be a star; yes. Jesus, people here cannot be this stupid, Pele had pace and obvious skill and speed of thought. I am quite sure he could adapt to a quicker paced game. As for defenders, they were allowed to hack the shit out of him back then. He be used to tight marking. Yes, tight defending was not invented in 2001.
 

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This topic has been done, way many times before!
the obvious answer is: RONALDO 5th Football King :D:D:D!

CLOSE THREAD!
 

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do you think Pele could be a starter in any of today's EPL clubs if we time machine him right out of Brazil 1963?

not really certain about this, the game is so unbelievably faster and tougher and more organized.
 

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if you took a time machine- you would have to take Pele at the age of 0 (to make it all fair), bring him to 2010, raise him with the technology and traiing of football today- and his NATURAL talent would produce -with the technology and training today- the most massive and amazing footballer anyone of us could ever concieve of. It would be flabbergastingly unprecedented awesomeness.NO DOUBT
 

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if you took a time machine- you would have to take Pele at the age of 0 (to make it all fair), bring him to 2010, raise him with the technology and traiing of football today- and his NATURAL talent would produce -with the technology and training today- the most massive and amazing footballer anyone of us could ever concieve of. It would be flabbergastingly unprecedented awesomeness.NO DOUBT
yeah but that's not the point of this thread

let's say we'd time machine him to Hull City or Wigan Athletic of 2010. could he play great there from day one or would he be out of his depth and loaned out to Championship level (which probably is still tougher than any of the Brazilian leagues he played in the early 60's)
 

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You really don't know anything about 1960s Brazil do you? Or are you just trying to start the same argument again?
 

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yeah but that's not the point of this thread

let's say we'd time machine him to Hull City or Wigan Athletic of 2010. could he play great there from day one or would he be out of his depth and loaned out to Championship level (which probably is still tougher than any of the Brazilian leagues he played in the early 60's)

But the reverse of this point is true too: take CRonaldo and dump him Vasco or Botafogo or Santos in 1962 and he'd be totally out of his element. Sure he'd have better teeth and a better level o fitness but he'd be playing with dozens of guys who had as much skill as him or more.
 

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He'd have trained with modern methods, played with better boots/balls on better pitch, receive better protection from referee, eat better diet and all, no reason why he wouldn't
 

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Obviously. Attacking players today are far more protected by referees than in Pele's playing days. Just google some of Pele's videos and look at how defenders persistently got away with murder with those brutal treatment on Pele back in those days.
 

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yeah but that's not the point of this thread

let's say we'd time machine him to Hull City or Wigan Athletic of 2010. could he play great there from day one or would he be out of his depth and loaned out to Championship level (which probably is still tougher than any of the Brazilian leagues he played in the early 60's)
:howler: lol.. now I get it. it makes no sense :thumbsup:
 

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But the reverse of this point is true too: take CRonaldo and dump him Vasco or Botafogo or Santos in 1962 and he'd be totally out of his element. Sure he'd have better teeth and a better level o fitness but he'd be playing with dozens of guys who had as much skill as him or more.
you have to consider he does his stuff at much higher speed than the early 60's guys. CR would be easily the best player in the world if you'd time machine him into late 50's/early 60's, he's much more fit and stronger and used to play against much better defenders from 2000's.
 

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let's say we have a time machine and bring him right out of the Santos team of 1962 or 1963 and put him in today's CL playoff match. Could he do his magic or would the great modern centre backs like Vidic, Lucio and Pepe shut him down completely?

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I don't know about the guys u mentioned but

the current Pele>>>>>>the current Nesta

fact
 

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The Viagra poster boy would probably be playing for Real Madrid if he were playing today. And they would still be shit so...
 
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