Great Teams Part 4 Joga Bonito: The 1970 Brazil World Cup Team

16 Jun 2019 12:24:22
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Great Teams Part 4 Joga Bonito: The 1970 Brazil World Cup Team

1.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 13:03:54
The minute I saw the headline I knew I was in for a great read. Excellent article thanks. Such a huge impact that tournament and Brazil made to football. Everything they offered up was what is most beautiful about the game. Tactics, individual brilliance, how they each gelled in to a flowing smooth masterpiece. They genuinely looked like kids out in the park enjoying being able to play the beautiful fun way.

So many iconic moments. Pele dummy and Albertos goal stand out in my mind. The bright yellow kits and green grass seen for the first time, made them an unforgettable team for everyone watching world wide.

I always love when sky sports air those 30min highlight shows of either that world cup or the Brazil team itself. Quality.

{Ed001's Note - to me they are the pinnacle of the game.}

2.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 13:22:23
Great read Eds, cheers yet again.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

3.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 14:09:14
Thanks Ed, they truly were the greatest team to ever play .

{Ed001's Note - I think so too.}

4.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 15:06:18
Love the quote about Pele being made of skin and bones, but I was wrong. Classic. Thank you Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I love that quote too.}

5.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 16:24:45
There's a certain magic that Brazilian pure samba magic has been getting lost in player's over the years with certain European clubs, managers, or league style needing them to adapt accordingly. Firmino, Jesus, richarlison, willian. Good premier league suited attackers but the ronaldinho, Ronaldo, rivaldo, kaka were the last group of Brazilians who had that classy natural ability and freedom to express themselves with the rest of the team build around them. I'm sure they all won ballon dor too. Seems like with every hugely rated youngster that get hyped as the next best talent since then have looked lost in Europe. Is the modern game sucking the magic out of Brazilian identy or is it just a poorer standard of player being produced as of late.

6.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 17:01:18
An excellent read that Ed, great work mate!

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, really glad you enjoyed.}

7.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 20:34:21
Wow! Lovely read for all of us who couldn't live it.

{Ed001's Note - glad you liked mate.}

8.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 20:36:58
Brilliant as always Ed. Slightly related; how do you rate the 1982 team? And how does Zico and Socrates especially rank amongst the legends?

{Ed001's Note - 82 was just an inferior copy of 70. Like most sequels, it just isn't as good as the original. Zico and Socrates were great players, but they were not Pele, Gerson and Tostao great.}

9.) 17 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 01:19:37
Thanks for an excellent article Ed001. What a team. Probably the best ever in history. With the best player ever. And the best goal scored ever in a World Cup Final (the 4th goal) .

I'd like to differ with you on your comment about the 1982 team. They were really really good. All the traits of the best Brazilian teams: spectacular creative play, amazing goals, talented players and miserable goalkeeper. Probably the best team ever to never win the World Cup (just above Holland's 1974 team) . Not as good as the 1970 team I agree, but "inferior copy" is a bit harsh, LOL.

{Ed001's Note - but the truth is they are and you even said the same in your assessment.}