Brazilian football legend Pele has claimed that he believes Cristiano Ronaldo is better than rival Lionel Messi – because Ronaldo is ‘more consistent’.
The former World Cup winner Pele has weighed in on who he thinks is the better player and it’s Juventus forward Ronaldo who comes out on top ahead of the Barcelona captain.
“Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele told YouTube channel Pilhado per Daily Mail.
“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.”
Despite his glowing praise of the duo, Pele still arrived at a simple conclusion when deciding who is the best of all time – himself.
“It is a question that is difficult to answer,” he begun when asked who is the best.
“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.”