Amid talk these days that Lionel Messi could become the best player ever, Brazilian futebol king, Pele, has stepped forward to remind people that he is in fact still that man. And he has done so in the third person:
“For me Pele is the best. Nobody has done more than Pele. He’s the only player to be World Champion at 17, winning three World Cups and score over 1,208 goals,” the former player told reporters during a recent New York Cosmos event.
Amusing but true.
Lionel Messi is the current best player – despite what Sir Alex Ferguson said yesterday about Cristiano Ronaldo – but he has a long, long way to go before historians will judge him to be better than the self-described king of football.