Brazilian legend Pele has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi but firmly insisted that he is still the biggest footballer of perpetuity.

Pele,79, who holds Guinness World Record as leading scorer of perpetuity, does not believe that both stars quite live up to his achievement.

Informing YouTube channel Pilhado, Pale stated: “Today the finest player on the planet is Cristiano Ronaldo.

” I think he’s the very best, since he’s more consistent. You can’t forget [Lionel] Messi, naturally, but he’s not a striker.”

Ronaldo, 35, has actually scored an impressive 725 objectives in 1000 total video games throughout his flashing career.

However Messi, 2 years his junior, also boasts an amazing record, having bagged 697 objectives in 856 games, in spite of – as Pele explains – not being a centre-forward.

The legendary former Santos star named a host of other competitors to his self-appointed title as the sport’s biggest ever.

He continued: “It is a concern that is challenging to respond to. We can not forget Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo (Nazario).

” And in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff.

” Now, it’s not my fault, but I believe Pele was better than them all.”