Although he assures that there will never be a footballer like him. “My father and mother closed the factory,” he jokes.
Brazilian legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ chose Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, currently at Juventus Turin, as the best player in the world today, although he recalled that there will never be another as a footballer like ‘O Rei’.
“Today, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best, because he is the most stable, he has been like this for 10 years. Although Messi should not be forgotten,” Pelé said in an interview with the YouTube channel “Pilhado.”
ANDThe star pointed out that Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal choice as the best soccer player today has been “very difficult”, because the world of soccer is quite “balanced”.
He indicated that, beyond Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, there are several “good players”, especially in Europe, and he also recalled the trajectory of former soccer players Zico, Ronaldinho Gaúcho and Ronaldo “Phenomenon”.
However, the former soccer player, who scored a historical mark of 1,283 goals throughout his career, assured that “there is only one king” and emphasized, with humor, that “Pelé was better than all of them.”
“If you have to be honest and tell the truth, well, I’m telling you the truth: my father and mother closed the factory. Pelé will only have one and there will never be one like it,” said the “King” with laughter.
A few months after his birthday, Pelé also stated that the recipe for happiness throughout his almost 80 years of life has been “love”.
“I was so happy in those 80 years” because “I always try not to harm and hurt anyone. And from there comes that certainty of knowing that I will be happy, ”he said. EFE