Kolkata: Unveiling the India leg of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Trophy tour, World Cup winning Brazilian captain Carlos Alberto Torres on Sunday rekindled the age-old Pele vs Maradona debate as he rated his former teammate ahead of the Argentine legend.
"For me, No.1 is still Pele. Between Pele and (Diego) Maradona, Pele of course, he is my very close friend, like my brother. What he did with the ball is like a magician. I played with him for 12 years. Maradona also did well," said Torres here.
The captain of the victorious 1970 World Cup team and arguably Brazil's greatest side, Torres further hoped that India, despite its massive fan following in cricket, would make it to the highest stage in the World Cup.