‘Friends forever’: Pele remembers Maradona

Brazilian soccer nice Pele paid tribute to his fellow legend Diego Maradona Thursday on the primary anniversary of the Argentine’s demise at age 60.

“One yr with out Diego. Friends eternally,” Pele wrote on Instagram, posting an image of the 2 of them embracing with massive grins.

Pele and Maradona, who by no means confronted one another on the pitch, usually vie for the title of finest footballer in historical past.

But Pele, 81, has put their sometimes-testy rivalry behind him since Maradona’s demise, focusing as a substitute on the nice and cozy friendship additionally they shared.

“The world has misplaced a legend,” he wrote the day Maradona died of a coronary heart assault.

“One day, I hope, we’ll play soccer collectively within the sky.”

Pele and Maradona have been collectively named finest participant of the twentieth century by FIFA in 2000 — the Brazilian chosen by a jury of consultants, the Argentine in a well-liked vote by followers.

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