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#NoMatterWhat - 5 attacking players who changed the way football was played

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In a sport like football where the team game has always been given maximum priority, legends emerged who single handedly changed the face of the game.Not only did they achieve success, not only did they score goals, win trophies and individual accolades, they also brought along with them a revolution of some sort, revitalizing the game in the process.It would be really difficult to  pick one among them as the greatest footballer of all time due to a number of reasons but they will surely feature when the best players to have played the game are spoken about.Here are five attacking players who changed the way football was played:

#1 Pele

Pele's stupendous achievements propelled him to stardom almost instantly

In the 1958 World Cup, a 17 year and 239 day old Brazilian striker emerged as probably the greatest prodigy of all time.

With his pace, effortless grace, immense poise, impressive power and most importantly supreme intelligence, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, fondly known as Pele, is probably one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Not only did he win everything with the Brazil team, he also inspired a whole generation of youngsters across the world through his performances. It was and it still is very difficult to imagine a striker who scored goals with such ease, irrespective of the pedigree of the opposition.

Winning three World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player in the world to achieve such a feat, Pele also holds the Guinness World record for being the highest goal scorer of all time, scoring a whopping 1281 goals in 1363 games.

The so called King of football changed the face of the sport in Brazil post 1960. His four goals against England during a match at the Maracana in 1964 put the spotlight exclusively on him as the most talented player in the world at the time.

The striker who made the world believe in this game through his game, a player who brought a whole nation together, surely it is difficult to have found someone who has done it better than the legend Pele.

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