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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 March, 2004, 20:05 GMT
Britain and Ireland's best
Sir Bobby Charlton with the European Footballer of the Year Award in 1966
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Sir Bobby Charlton, with the European Footballer of the Year Award in 1966, was a contemporary of Pele's
Gordon Banks
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Gordon Banks is one of the few goalkeepers to sneak onto the Brazilian's list
George Best
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George Best was once described by Pele as "the best player in the world" in his prime
Kevin Keegan
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Kevin Keegan has made his mark at international level both as a player and a manager
Kenny Dalglish
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There is only room for one Scot in the top 125 - former Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish
Gary Lineker celebrates one of his international goals
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Gary Lineker's 48 goals for England were enough to win plaudits from Pele
Alan Shearer
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Alan Shearer has continued to shine for Newcastle despite going into international retirement
Roy Keane
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Roy Keane is the only Irishman to sneak into Pele's top 125 players
Michael Owen
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Pele has been a big admirer of Michael Owen since he burst onto the scene at the 1998 World Cup
England captain David Beckham
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David Beckham has made his mark in both England and Spain as well as on the international stage



SEE ALSO
Fifa names greatest list
04 Mar 04  |  Football
Pele's list of the greatest
04 Mar 04  |  Football


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