Pele has ruffled a few feathers in his home country with his list of the Top 120 footballers still alive. There are plenty of deserved candidates but many baffling inclusions and ommissions not restricted to his compatriots.
It is nice to see that the island of Ireland supplies two, the Republic's Roy Keane and Northern Ireland's George Best (still alive, just). I probably would have added Paul McGrath and Liam Brady but you can't have everything.
Few would argue with his roll call of Argentinia's greats, though I think Seba Veron and, in particular, Javier Saviola are out of their league, being bracketed with Diego Maradona and the incomparable Alfredo di Stefano. As for Di Stefano's Real Madrid clubmate, Ferenc Puskas: Can he really be Hungary's solitary representative in this list? Surely there remain living, one or two more "Magic Magyars"?
There are many countries which are represented by a single fine footballer each. Liberia has George Weah, Ukraine has Andriy Shevchenko, Romania has the "Maradona of the Carpathians" himself: Gheorghe Hagi, but Japan, South Korea and Senegal are surely flattered by the elevation of the mediocre triumvirate of, respectively, Hidetoshi Nakata, Hong Myung-Bo and El Hadji Diouf to this sporting pantheon.