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“Ronaldo is Better than Messi, But I am the Greatest of All Time”

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Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele has once again chipped into the Ronaldo and Messi argument by saying who he thinks is the better player.
Pele, in his latest interview with YouTube channel, Pilhado has chosen Cristiano Ronaldo to be the better player than his counterpart, Lionel Messi.

Pele, 79, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the highest goal scorer of all time does not, however, think any of them live up to his greatness.

“Today, the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he is the best because he is more consistent. You cannot forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he is not a striker,” Pele said.

“Ronaldo is Better than Messi, But I am the Greatest of All Time”

Ronaldo, 35, has had a stunning career till date with the four clubs he has represented – Sporting Lisbon of Portugal, Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, and presently Italian side, Juventus.

Ronaldo has an amazing record of 737 goals and 223 assists in 1014 appearances for both club and country while his counterpart, Messi has a similarly impressive record of 704 goals, 298 assists in 869 appearances despite not being a striker as Pele pointed out.

“Ronaldo is Better than Messi, But I am the Greatest of All Time”

Pele won 3 World Cups

Pele also mentioned several other players who cannot be brushed aside. “It is a question that is difficult to answer. We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo (Nazario).

“And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff. “Now, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all,” he said.

There have been several arguments as to who is the better player amongst two of the greatest players to ever play the game and Pele is the latest to lend his opinion on the age-old argument.

 

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