Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi comparism has brought so many controversies among Football Fans, Present footballers and past footballer. When asked, Brazilian Legend Pele has his say on who is best between the duo.
Speaking on Philhado’s Youtube channel (via GiveMeSport), Pele said: “Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent.”
The Portuguese forward has been in impressive form for Juventus this season, scoring twenty-one goals in just twenty-two league games. His strikes have taken Juventus to the top of the Serie A and despite recently turning thirty-five, the Portuguese is still on top of his game.
His consistency in-front of goal has seemingly given him the edge over Messi, in Pele’s opinion. The Brazilian went onto say: “You can’t forget about Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.” Pele is clearly
favouring Ronaldo due to his goal-scoring ability, quite a strange statement though given the Argentinean’s record at Barcelona.
When asked who he thought was the best of all time, he actually went onto say himself: “It is a question that is difficult to answer. 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.”