Brazilian Pele – Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi
The debate on who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still ongoing and Brazilian Football Legend, Pele has voiced his opinion on the topic.
Speaking on a YouTube channel, Brazil legend Pele 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.
But despite Messi edging that battle (six titles to five), Pele would rather have Ronaldo in his team.
Voicing his opinion, Pele said ”
Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo.”
‘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.