Football legend Pele believes that Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than his Argentine counterpart Lionel Messi.

The duo has generated debate in the last decade with them sharing 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them but despite Messi edging that battle with six titles to Ronaldo’s five, Pele would rather have the latter in his team.

Speaking to YouTube channel Pilhado, 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 Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.”

Pele is one of the most revered figures in the football world with the Brazilian being a four-time World Cup winner.


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