I wouldn't regard Garrincha to be so unequivocally superior to the rest, even if he would plausibly be ahead of the others. I'd rather put it this way: Pele ....................... Rest...of the world (and throughout history) This has nothing to do with being a Brazil fan. O Rei was something else. He was markedly superior to all other (Brazilian/non-Brazlian) players. A player of that caliber has not appeared before or since (irrespective of what millennials say). There is nothing he couldn't do in football, nor anything he did not do or achieve. Moreover, there is video evidence of his ability nowadays. And some people are trying to convert his footage into HD, which would be really nice.