Originally Posted by Seb
Maradona fair enough, but Pele did nothing significant in his domestic career, i.e. 90% of the football he played, because he wasted it playing in Brazil.
I see your point with Pele, but he did step up in the big stage (world cup). I would say that him and Messi are perhaps on a par atm, because of Messi's amazing club record. But to over-take Pele, Messi needs to step up in an international tournament imo.