Former legendary footballer Pele has insisted that the best player in the world is currently Cristiano Ronaldo, as he believes he has been more consistent than Lionel Messi. However, Pele has insisted he is the best of all time.
The Juventus striker is now 35 years old, but remains one of the best strikers in the world, especially after his recent appearances for the Bianconeri, when he equaled his Serie A record in 11 consecutive games.
Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in 22 Serie A matches this season, helping the Bianconeri hope to win the domestic championship for the ninth time in a row.
Messi and Ronaldo have been in the fight for more than a decade to be the best player in the world, and neither has shown signs of slowing down, despite both approaching the end of their careers.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi received the most prestigious award in the world of football, the Ballon d’Or, for the sixth time last year, leaving behind Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, during his interview for a Youtube channel, Pilhado, Pele showed why he rates Ronaldo as the best player in the world at present.
“Today, the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he’s the best since he’s in the most consistent form. “Of course we can’t forget about Messi, but of course he’s not an attacker,” Pele said.
When asked who is the best player in history, Pele replied: “It’s a difficult question. We can’t forget players like Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. Then there were Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff in Europe. ”
“Well, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than all of them.”