EXTRA TIME: When Steven Pienaar met Pele in 1995

That’s the real Pele of Brazil with the real Stevie P of South Africa and Everton

Having recently retired from professional football, this has to be one of the most wonderful throwbacks on social media.

Just look at how young Steven Pienaar was, with stars in his eyes next to arguably the greatest player of all time, Pele.

The Cape Town youngster must have rubbed shoulders with Pele well enough, to make sure some of that magic rubbed off on him, so he could take it with him to Europe.

The result is that Pienaar’s been one of Bafana Bafana’s best ever players abroad.

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