The former German footballer, world champion with Germany in the 1990 World Cup, put Beckenbauer and Pelé above the Argentines.
For many, the two best footballers in history are Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona . However, Jürgen Klinsmann has a completely different opinion, and put Pele and Beckenbauer ahead of the Argentines.
In dialogue with GOAL, the former German footballer said: “Beckenbauer was and remains the greatest legend in German football history. I would say that he shares that compliment worldwide only with Pelé. To this day, Pelé and Beckenbauer remain the two most incredible players in history. “
And he assured: “Even if we talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Maradona and Cruyff, I think that by personality, as ambassadors, as game leaders and the influence they had on the game, Beckenbauer and Pelé share this very special place in our football world “
In addition, Klinsmann referred to Menotti and closed: “In 2006, as a coach for Germany, I always spoke to my former coaches: I even had a moment when Menotti visited me in Munich during the World Cup and we had a two-hour talk on tactics; he wrote everything on a piece of paper because he became almost a fan of Germany. “
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