Brazilian legend Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is The Best In The World

Brazilian legend Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is The Best In The World – Following the interview with  Sportsmail Pele noted that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in world football and insists the Portuguese would be his first pick over Lionel Messi if he were a manager.

Formal Manchester United forward Ronaldo we be leading his side (Portugal) to Euro 2016 opener against Iceland in Saint-Etienne on Tuesday evening. And the  Real Madrid star who is a three-time Champions League winner will head into that game bristling with confidence after a glowing endorsement from the Brazilian legend who presented him with the FIFA Ballon D’Or award in 2013.

Brazilian legend Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is The Best In The World

Here are the statement of Pele and Maradona

Brazilian legend Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is The Best In The World “At the moment the best player in the world is Ronaldo,” “I admire him, if I had to set up a national team he would be my first pick. “But in the meantime I feel sorry because today and the last five years, you just mention two big stars. Some years ago, you had a lot of players. “You have Bale and Neymar, but they are not enough. You used to have two or three players in one team who were stars. Now there are that many in the world. It’s a shame. The game deserves more great players.”

And Pele who is a three-time World Cup winner refused to draw comparisons between himself, Maradona, Messi and Ronaldo, insisting their styles of play are all different.

Brazilian legend Believes Cristiano Ronaldo is The Best In The World“Maradona, myself, it’s a little bit different than him,” he said. “Cristiano is higher up the pitch, more central, more direct, more for scoring. But what is important is he is a player who decides the game. He is a player who scores goals. That’s the same. “But we cannot compare Pele and Maradona with Cristiano because we were players who came from behind. We played deeper. He plays in front. He’s more like [the Brazilian] Ronaldo. This you can compare “It’s the same with Messi. They are two players with completely different styles. Messi is playing more from midfield, he is an excellent player and passer. But Ronaldo is more forward, the No 9, the striker. He has a different style to Messi.”

Pele adds. ‘It doesn’t depend on him to win important tournaments and to be champions. He has time — maybe the next World Cup he could be there. No doubt.’

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