Brazil legend Pele has added his opinion about who is the current world’s best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – with the three-time World Cup winner plumping for the former.
In the never-ending debate surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the former has support from arguably football’s greatest-ever player.
Brazil legend Pele has added his opinion about who is the current world’s best between Ronaldo and Messi – with the three-time World Cup winner plumping for Ronaldo.
Ronaldo and Messi have been regarded as the world’s leading duo for more than a decade – sharing 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s best player – better than Lionel Messi, according to Pele
Pele prefers Ronaldo to Barcelona talisman Messi as he believes the former is ‘more consistent’
Pele was speaking to YouTube channel Pilhado when he gave his opinion on the matter
But despite Messi edging that battle (six titles to five), Pele would rather have Ronaldo in his team.
‘Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,’ he told YouTube channel Pilhado.
‘I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.’
Although, the 79-year-old was effusive in his praise of Ronaldo he did point out that there have been some legendary figures before him and Messi. And when comparing the duo to legendary names of yesterday – there was no doubt in his mind who comes out on top… himself.
‘It is a question that is difficult to answer,’ he replied when asked who is the best to have played the beautiful game. ‘We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.
‘And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.
‘Now, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all.’
During his illustrious career, Pele won three World Cups with Brazil – including 1970