Brazil legend Pele believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are currently best players in the World but he claimed he was even better than them.
Spanish newspaper Marca talked to Pele on his 75th birthday and he was asked for opinion who is the best player ever. The 3 time World Cup winner praised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but he doesn’t think any one of them is best player ever. While addressing to the question ‘who is the best player ever’ he replied;
“Please forgive my lack of modesty, but I never have seen a player as good was Pele in 1970
“In my honest opinion, I think each player has his era and right now, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two best players in the World
“What I think Lionel Messi is an example of dedication and perseverance. He did not have it easy when he was young. Cristiano Ronaldo is an outstanding goal-scorer. he just never stops. I admire him for that.”
Pele, who became youngest player ever to win the World Cup. He scored twice in the Final against Sweden. The Brazilan International has won three World Cups and two World Club Championships. Pele scored 1,283 goals in 1,366 career appearances. While Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been dominating the Football from last decade. The Real Madrid and Barcelona super-star are Ballon d’Or from last eight years. Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to win the Champions League for record tenth time and has recently become the all-time top scorer for the Club. While Lionel Messi played a decisive role in Barcelona treble winning campaign, as they won La-Liga, Champions League and Copa del rey. While both player are still to enjoy same success with their National team unlike Pele, who was the part of Brazil’s iconic 1970 side.