Two of the best players ever never won the Copa America
Two of the best players ever never won the Copa America. Even if it looks like a lie, neither of these two stars, They never got to be the kings of America. Both won the World Cup with their countries, one of them several times, but their domestic competition and both the world's oldest ever. Talk like Pele and Maradona not, the numbers 10 mythical contemporaries who were not in time but nevertheless, They are sworn enemies.
When Pele played O'rei 1959 with scarcely 18 years, Copa America even called that it was called South American Championship. The Brazil of Pele and the player himself, came as champions of the World in Sweden a year earlier where the football star of his debut and excelled being a teenager. So needless to say we were more than favorites. Pele did not fail in part and fulfilled its role being the top scorer in the tournament with 8 goals. However, his team lost this tournament 1959 in favor of Argentina.
As if a curse out, a few decades later, It was Maradona who reached his first Copa America after winning his team the World Cup although he, He had not participated. Pelusa played in 1979, 1987 y 1989 but also he failed to win the title. Not even in 1987 when they came to the event as the best player in the world and having taken the hand of Argentina to the championship of Mexico 86. Finally and as Pelé, He finished his career without knowing what it was lifting the Copa America. A Raisin in the career of two of the greatest geniuses in the history of this sport.