São Paulo, Brazil — Pelé is the greatest footballer the world has ever seen, more likable than most puppies, as globally respected as the Pope (possibly), an unquestionable deity of the world's most beloved sport. These days, Pelé is involved with several cash-money endorsements that leave the 73-year-old busier than Kanye, and with the FIFA World Cup fever in full swing, Pelé spoke to BuzzFeed at a recent Volkswagen event — Pelé is an ambassador of VW Brazil — held at the Santos FC stadium.
Who do you think is the best player in the world right now?
What do you think of Neymar?
Of all the players you've played with, who was the best teammate?
How is football or soccer different from when you played, compared to now?
Did you ever experience racism as a player?
Who are the top teams in Europe right now?
Pelé: The top teams are Spain and Germany. Spain is very organized and I like the way Germany plays, which is with more ball control. But of course, you must respect England and Italy.