Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé has said he is not in the same league with Lionel Messi of Argentina.
Messi has won the Ballon d’Or but Pele has said Diego Maradona is better than the Barcelona man.
The Brazillian who scored over 1000 career goals with three World Cups to show, wondered why people would compare him with the Argentine who is one-dimensional.
“How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn’t head the ball well?” Folha de Sao Paulo quoted Pele as saying.
“How can you compare? To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers.”
He said that “As far as I’m concerned, Maradona was one of the best players ever. If you ask me, ‘Was he better than Messi?’ Yes, he was. Much better.
“[Franz] Beckenbauer, [Johan] Cruyff were also excellent players.”