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Pele Picks Between Messi & CR7, But Snubs Both From 6 Greatest In History

Brazil icon Pele has revealed who, between Lionel Messi and Cristiano, he thinks is the best player in the world right now, but named neither among his six greatest players in history.

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The debate over who the best player of our generation is keeps raving on, with Messi now having six Ballons d'Or in comparison to Ronaldo's five.

Selecao legend Pele, the only footballer to win three FIFA World Cups, has now given his opinion on the debate, and picked Ronaldo over Messi.

"Today, the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo," Pele told YouTube channel Pilhado.

"I think he's the best, because he's more consistent, but you can't forget about Messi, of course, but he's not a striker."

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Pele was also asked who he thinks will go down as the greatest footballer in history, and listed five names before insisting he was better than all of them.

"It is a question that is difficult to answer. We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo (Nazario)," he added.

"And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.

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

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As a player, Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, while scoring 1 281 goals in 1 263 games– including unofficial friendlies – which is a Guinness World Record.

Do you agree that Pele is the greatest footballer in history, and Ronaldo is the current best player in the game? Have your say in the comments section below.

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