Pele says Maradona is a complete player than Barcelona's Messi

Pele says Maradona is a complete player than Barcelona's Messi

- Pele makes important revelation about who the greatest footballer is

- The Brazil legend believes Lionel Messi's only weapon is his left-foot

- The former World Cup winner added Diego Maradona is a complete player

Brazil legend Pele has taken a dig at Barcelona star Lionel Messi when he aired his opinion on the Argentine talisman being called 'the best ever'.

In a recent interview, the former Santos attacker appeared to have taken a dig at Messi saying it is a question of taste for those calling the 31-year-old the greatest player in the world.

Pele alongside Diego Maradona have over the years been regarded as two of the greatest footballers of all time.

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And the 73-year-old has revealed Messi only has one skill: "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, doesn’t head the ball well?"

"How can you compare? To compare with Pelé, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers."

He then went on to say that for him, Maradona is a lot better than Messi: "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 are also better. They're also excellent players."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the pair of football’s greatest stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be among football buffs at the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday, December 9.

The interesting match up will see two Argentina’s famous club sides in action, and It will be the first time Ronaldo will be returning to his former base before sealing a move to Serie A giants, Juventus last summer.

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