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Pele: Ronaldo Definitely The Best In The World

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo Definitely The Best In The World

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 19, 2017 11:47 AM @KurtLaduma

Brazil legend Pele has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo, who is believed to have had a fallout at Real Madrid, is the best player in the world.

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The Portuguese has enjoyed a spectacular year so far, winning both the UEFA Champions League and La Liga titles, and could win another trophy with Portugal in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Pele, who has hailed both Lionel Messi and the Portuguese before, has now insisted that Ronaldo is currently the best footballer in the world.

"Two years ago, I gave the (Ballon d'Or) trophy to him (Ronaldo) and it was an honour for me," he said, according to Football Espana.

"The best player in the world? No doubt. As I have mentioned, I think that today there is no doubt the best player, the best scorer and the best forward is Cristiano Ronaldo."

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Los Blancos in recent days, with speculation suggesting he wants to return to Manchester United.

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The 32-year-old scored 42 goals and assisted a further 12 strikes in 46 matches for Real in the 2016/17 campaign.

Do you agree with Pele's sentiments? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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propzy Joined: 03 Oct 2017
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propzy Oct 03, 2017 10:11 PM
@m3nga's Ronaldo is the highest assister in the CL and has more assists than Iniesta and Xavi combined. I feel like you people just go with the flow and don't even get your facts straight. Just because he scores alot of goals doesn't mean he isn't a fantastic assister.
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propzy Joined: 03 Oct 2017
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propzy Oct 03, 2017 10:10 PM
Of course he is, by far
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malinzim@yahoo.com Jun 21, 2017 03:20 PM
The only thing that we all love 2 c r goals. Cz u cn play ur magic bt if u aren't scoring or creating chances then u r useless
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SabaleleBonginkosi Jun 20, 2017 10:59 PM
Editor u r lying again tjerr I give up
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m3nga's Joined: 01 Jun 2017
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m3nga's Jun 20, 2017 08:54 PM
CR7 is just the best scorer nothing else...whn it comes to scoring i gv him a award but...but the play making magician is KING MESSI,,like it or not
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m3nga's Jun 20, 2017 08:51 PM
CR7 is just the best scorer nothing else..
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Ngconde Jun 20, 2017 10:58 AM
Best of the best has spoken cr7 football king
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Alfred Mbedzi Jun 20, 2017 09:33 AM
Pele should go and ask Adriano Galliani what soccer is. He played football but he dont know something that he need to ask Galliani if he still wants to know
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Alfred Mbedzi Jun 20, 2017 09:30 AM
Pele himself never become the best in the world since his playing career. He can talk 100000x butthe truth remain the same. The world knows the truth about who the best player in the world is
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leendomint Jun 20, 2017 07:13 AM
Well said by the legend himself...
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Jun 19, 2017 11:09 PM
Pele mr offsides
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The Lecturer Jun 19, 2017 09:25 PM
"Messi is the best player ever. And this is said by someone who has seen Pele and Maradona play." AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani
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cyabusi Jun 19, 2017 08:51 PM
I don't value this madala's words
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Phunyuka bangphethe Jun 19, 2017 08:45 PM
Agreed pele
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#eddie Jun 19, 2017 08:22 PM
Ya his the best in the moment!.....messi is the best ever to touch a football...even pele knws that!....n everyone knws it!
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The Lecturer Jun 19, 2017 04:28 PM
"fella is a genius. Best ever by a distance in my lifetime....Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays the game which they are not familiar." - Gary Lineker
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khosispeecho Jun 19, 2017 03:50 PM
No question about it ,even the great Messi agrees well spoken.
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The Lecturer Jun 19, 2017 03:36 PM
We need to give Pele the benefit of the doubt sometimes shame. He said "today"....which means at the moment or for now....with the implication that it will soon change depending which player has a better year in terms of the ballon'dor. But when he talks about the best player of this generation or the best player ever....then that's a serious matter.
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Faysal Jun 19, 2017 03:12 PM
And the same pele said 2 years ago messi is the best footballer he has ever seen no one like him
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Nick#10 Jun 19, 2017 02:59 PM
pele once said Neymer is better than Messi why would we believe him now mxm

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