In recent time, who is the best footballer in the world? Some will vote for Messi and some say the name of the Portuguese legend Cristiano. But to the Brazilian legendary player Pele, not Messi, Cristiano is the best! And when asked, Pele considered himself as the greatest of all time in the history of football.
More than a decade, world football is dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine Barcelona forward Messi won the highest six Ballon d’Or in his professional career. On the other side, by leaving Real Madrid, the current Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo won a total of five Ballon d’Or. If we look at their personal achievements, both of them won several individual awards.
But in recent time, Pele has given an interview to a certain YouTube channel. There he faced the question of who is the best in the current era. And he has kept Cristiano ahead of Messi. Pele told that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in recent time. Yes, to him, he is the best. Because he is much more continuous. But obviously you should not forget Lionel Messi. But he is not a striker. Yes, to the Brazilian living legend, not Messi, Cristiano is the best!
The 79 years old Pele who won the FIFA World Cup three times believes that before the era of Messi and Ronaldo, there were a number of top-rated players in the World. But when compared with the others considering the greatest of all times list, he has kept himself ahead of others. Yes, he also accepted that it is quite difficult to answer. There were players like Zico, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and some others like Johan Cruyff and so on. It is not his fault actually but he believes that Pele is better than all of them.