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Pele And Diego Maradona Asked Who Is Better Out Of Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo

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Pele And Diego Maradona Asked Who Is Better Out Of Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo

Pele and Diego Maradona have both put forward their verdicts on the never-ending debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Brazil legend Pele revealed that he would pick Ronaldo over Messi as he believes the 35-year-old Juventus superstar is "more consistent."

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The 79-year-old three-time World Cup winner told Pilhado: "Today, the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo.

"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."

Pele added that the GOAT debate would extend beyond Messi and Ronaldo and include legendary players like Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer.

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But the former Santos star considers himself as the best player of all time ahead of Messi and Ronaldo.

"It is a question that is difficult to answer," Pele said.

"We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.

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"Now, it's not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all."

Meanwhile, Maradona also showed high admiration for Ronaldo by calling him an "animal" and 'wishing he was Argentinian.'

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But the 59-year-old Argentine insisted that he still 'prefers' Messi over Ronaldo in the debate between the two players.

Maradona told Argentine TV channel TyC Sports: "Cristiano is an animal. I wish he was Argentine.

"But I still prefer Messi. He is enjoying playing football and goes by opponents with ease.

"Leo cannot deliver the World Cup on his own. Even if he does not win a World Cup, we will still remember him."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Serie A, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Juventus, Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga, Barca

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