Will Neymar be the new Pele?

treeintelligence_sna_pele_vs_neymarWill Neymar's performance in this World Cup make Menino da Vila a new king of football? There are those who believe in this possibility, especially considering the participation rates of the key piece of Felipão in the plays.

Analyzing the results of the two Santos players, in the average of three matches with the Brazilian national team shirt, Pelé is behind Neymar in number of passes, but the effectiveness and accuracy of the King of Football are even higher.

Neymar's loss of balls leaves the Barcelona player in an unfavorable situation. On average, he kicks less on goal, which also lowers his average goal per match.

It is certain, however, that Pelé had much more time and more opportunities to reach such enviable levels as three world championships. The King has 60 more matches than Neymar and memorable fieldmates, such as 70-year-old stars Rivelino, Gerson and Tostão.

Check in the infographic the study that the Intelligent tree prepared to follow in detail the performance of Menino da Vila in national fields. This study is part of the Sport Network Analysis, a proposal to study football networks in comparison to the cooperation networks of business organizations and talent identification.


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