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Who’s the best player ever: Pelé, Maradona, Romario or Messi?

Wednesday, October 19th 2011 - 21:06 UTC
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Congress member Romario said Messi is good but still has some way to go Congress member Romario said Messi is good but still has some way to go

Former Barcelona (1993/95) striker Romario and 1994 World Cup champion came on stage to say that Argentine star Lionel Messi still has some way to go before he can call himself the best player ever.

The 1994 World Cup winner says he considers Pelé, himself and Diego Armando Maradona to be the best players in history, in that order.

Meanwhile, Messi claimed earlier this month that he could not judge whether Pelé was a better player than him as he had never seen the former Santos forward play, to which the 70-year-old replied by saying he would send the Argentine a copy of his movie.

And Romario feels that the current Barcelona star would only gain by watching the documentary.

“If Messi sees the video, he'll probably learn some things,” Romario said at a press conference. “You simply cannot compare him with Pelé. You cannot say he is the same when he has never won a World Cup”.

“Messi has all the conditions to be the best one day, but first he has to overcome Maradona, Romario and then eventually Pele” he emphasized.

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  • ManRod

    Romario??? He was without a doubt a brilliant player and VERY successful. But he's far from being qualifying the best of all times. I would consider many other before him, like Di Stefano, Beckenbauer, Cruyff, Puskas etc...

    Oct 20th, 2011 - 12:16 pm 0
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    Jose Moreno

    Oct 20th, 2011 - 06:28 pm 0
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