“Football King” Pele Praised Ronaldo More Than Messi

“Football King” Pele makes comments about the best duo in the world as well as the identity of the number 1 player of all time.

“Football king” Pele praised Ronaldo more than Messi, but not the greatest

In an interview on Pilhado Youtube channel, “Football King” Pele spoke up confirming Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world today. More significantly, in November 2019, Pele praised Lionel Messi with all his words and affirmed that he wanted to be a teammate of M10 more than Ronaldo.

"Football King" Pele Praised Ronaldo More Than Messi
Pele praised Ronaldo for being better than Messi but still … inferior to him

Pele said that Ronaldo was the best player in the world right then because he maintained a stable performance, of course, could not ignore Messi even though he was not a real striker.

However, according to Pele, CR7 or any other legends like Zico, Ronaldinho, Johan Cruyff are not the best players in history. The name that “Football King” chooses is none other than … himself:

“Who is the best player in history is a difficult question. We cannot ignore Zico, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo or Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff. But I think Pele better than anyone, “said the humorous Soccer King.

Not many people oppose Pele‘s statement. Throughout his career, he has won 3 World Cup titles, scoring 1283 goals (including 767 goals / 831 official matches). However, unknowingly or unintentionally, the 79-year-old legend did not mention the legendary Diego Maradona – who always compared to him in the “Footballer of the History” award.

“Cristiano Ronaldo or better Lionel Messi” has always been an unanswered question for more than a decade. Since 2008, the superstar duo has won a total of 11 Golden Balls (Ronaldo 5, Messi 6) and dozens of noble titles.

Before the 2019/20 season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ronaldo contributed 25 goals / 32 matches for Juventus (21 goals / 22 matches in Serie A) and especially exploded in the early period of 2020 with 13 goals / 12 matches, setting a record of 11 consecutive “shooting” matches in Serie A. Messi is not inferior when scoring 24 goals, with 16 assists / 31 matches for Barca, leading the scoring index (19) and ants created (12) in La Liga.

“New Drogba” and “Little Ronaldo” disappointed: 5 “blockbuster” most money wasted

The following 5 contracts cost the clubs a lot of money but did not meet expectations on the field.

1. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid, 60 million euros)

Landing at Real Madrid with the expectation of “dividing fire” for Karim Benzema after excellent performances in the Bundesliga and Europa League, but what Luka Jovic shows at the Bernabeu is extremely lackluster. He disappointed right from the summer tour of Real, so far only 15 matches in La Liga (11 substitutes) and scored 2 goals. “Los Blancos” considered selling Jovic after only one season.

Jovic is extremely faint at Real
Jovic is extremely faint at Real

2. Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham, 60 million euros)

Before coming to Tottenham, Ndombele was considered as the best defensive midfielder in Ligue 1. However, the harshness of the Premier League environment made rookie 60 million euros constantly disappointing. Jose Mourinho himself expressed disappointment with Ndombele by saying: “We have the right to ask him to do more. Ndombele needs to integrate into the club soon. ”

3. Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal, 80 million euros)

Referred to by the British press with Didier Drogba, Nicolas Pepe showed his talent in Lille shirt color in Ligue 1. This persuaded Arsenal to spend the club’s record amount of 80 million euros to get Pepe’s signature, but his quality is not enough to instantly miser the Premier League defenders. Pepe played 24 matches (7 substitutes), scored 4 goals and made 6 assists.

4. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid, 100 million euros)

100 million euros is the price that Real Madrid put on the negotiating table to get Hazard – the deal is said to be the first brick of the Galacticos 3.0 generation. The expectations placed on Hazard’s shoulders grew, even more, when he was handed Cristiano Ronaldo’s No.7 shirt. However, consecutive injuries led Hazard to 10 appearances in La Liga this season, scoring 1 goal and making an assist.

5. Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, 126 million euros)

A talent expected to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal, Felix stunned Europe as coach Diego Simeone urged Atletico Madrid to spend 126 million euros to acquire him. The Portuguese midfielder started off quite impressively during the tour, but the more he played, the more he lost his breath in the Atletico squad. Felix made 20 appearances in La Liga, scored 4 goals and made an assist. In the most recent matches of Atletico, Felix did not even start.
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