Footballing legend Pele said that he considers Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world.

Asked to compare Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, The Brazil icon despite saying it’s a tough job, has picked the Argentina star, Lionel Messi, scorer of 34 goals and 15 assists.

“It’s not that I like one of Messi or Cristiano more, when people ask me, I always say that you cannot compare them,” he told Al Primer Toque.

“Cristiano is a great player, more forward, more of a scorer.

“Messi is a player who makes goals but also creates chances as a weapon in behind.

“The two would be very important, but if I had to choose one it would be Messi.”

The three-time World Cup, Pele as usual has mentioned another Barcelona star, Neymar, saying that he is very close to the level of Messi and Ronaldo, and that he only lacks experience which Ronaldo and Messi have.

“Neymar is reaching the level of the best. He does not have the same experience as Messi or Cristiano. Sometimes people forget players like Andres Iniesta. It is very easy to play on a team with great players. It is an excellent school for Neymar.”

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