Pele says love of money endangering football
London: Pele, Brazil`s greatest footballer, said he believed high salaries and greedy players were a danger to the modern game.
Former New York Cosmos player Pele told a news conference held in Hong Kong to promote the reformed US soccer club that players` loyalties now are where the money is.
"They go to Real Madrid or to Santos or to Manchester," he said. "They are presented with the shirt (and say) `I love Manchester`.
"Tomorrow they go to Madrid, they say `I love Madrid`. They love who pays a little more. That is a danger for football."
Pele, 70, was named the joint best player of the 20th century alongside Argentine Diego Maradona by world soccer`s governing body FIFA in 2000.