- Pele has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo is the best football player in the world right now.
- The reason for that is because CR7 is more consistent, according to the Brazilian.
- The 79-year-old didn't forget to mention other top names, but he thinks that it's him who is the greatest player of all time.
Football legend Pele has given his opinion on the best player in the world at the moment, picking Ronaldo over Messi.
"Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo," he was quoted as saying by The Sun.
"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.”
The Brazilian mentioned some other players that he ratest high but as per the 79-year-old, he remains number one on the list.
"It is a question that is difficult to answer. We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.
"Now, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all."
Not much has changed since 2014, when Pele also made this type of statement, ranking the Portuguese ahead of Barca's captain.
"Ronaldo has come through for the past two or three years and is the best in Europe. I think at the moment no doubt Ronaldo is the best player, but until now Messi was the best," he stated back then.