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Pelé: ‘Messi’s not a goal scorer; Cristiano is the best right now’ – AS English

Pelé: ‘Messi’s not a goal scorer; Cristiano is the best right now’ – AS English 

Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pelé has been recovering from his recent health problems at home and has beenself-isolating to protect himself from thecoronavirus pandemicwhich is affecting the whole planet, Brazil included. The football legend did take time out to chat to Youtube channelPilhadoand gave his thoughts on the best players in the game right now: “As things stand today, CR7 is the best player in the world, although you can’t forget about Messi. I think Cristiano is more consistent and Messi isn’t a goal scorer,”Peléclaimed.

“Have there been players who were better than them? That’s a difficult question to answer. You can’t forget Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. In Europe, Beckenbauer, Cruyff… It’s not my fault but I think I was better than them because they are always being compared to me,” the 79-year-old added.

“There’s only one Pelé”

“My father and mother closed the factory… My father was a footballer, he scored five headers in one game – a record which I never managed to beat. There is only one Pelé. Maybe because God loves me,” he joked before continuing. “There was a king and in the same way, there were a few princes. But I won the the World Cup three times…”

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