I understand, but you were using only one source, which only had between 18-20 journalists that contributed at that time. Once El Grafico began conducting polls in 1980, they used over 100 reporters in South Americas player of the year. And when they did, only for 1982 did Zico receive first place honors. And it was impossible for Diego to make any claims of being in such a discussion between 1976 and 1977 because he debuted in the first division in October of '76 at the age of 15 and was 16 years old throughout 1977. Once he set his mark in the world game (1979), it was hard to knock him off. Moreover, there is not one newspaper/magazine source outside of Brazil that I have found from that time period that claims Zico was the best player in the game. If you have any please provide it. During Zico’s generation, Cruyff, Keegan, Rummenigge, Maradona and Platini all received at one point or the other worldwide claim as being the best in the world, but I never heard Zico obtain that recognition.