However, the Selecao star has previously declared his belief that compatriot Neymar is a better player than both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he duly affirmed: "If you look around the world, the ones who stand out are Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar".
The 78-year old, who won three World Cups and scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil, claims that Messi can not use his weaker foot, can not head the ball and only has one trick to his game.
Speaking in an interview with Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, Pele dismissively looked upon the Barcelona captain as having just the "one skill".
Pele, meanwhile, said no one should try to compare him with Messi, suggesting their skillset was completely different. We talked and I explained: 'The God of football gave you the gift.
"How can you compare?"
Pele Writes Off Comparisons Between Limited Lionel Messi & Himself
"[Franz] Beckenbauer, [Johan] Cruyff were also excellent players".
Pele also said fellow Brazilian Neymar is a "better player" than France's World Cup victor, Kylian Mbappe. "To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers".
In the same interview, Pele also said Argentinian World Cup victor Maradona was "much better" than his compatriot Messi - although the Brazilian has been on record as previously saying that even Maradona could not compare in the pantheon of all-time greats, due to the same apparent flaws as Messi.
"Neymar is ready. The important thing is for the national team to be well organised as a group because they no longer have three or four top players for each position". "I spoke with him and reminded him of his ability. We talked and I told him: 'In football, God gave you a gift, but what you did is what made it hard'".
Family: Body found in Costa Rica belongs to Florida woman
Stefaniak's father Carlos (above with family friend Greg Zwolinsky) confirmed late Tuesday that the body was that of his daughter. A suspect, Bismarck Espinoza Martinez, 32, is in custody in the case, officials said Tuesday during a news conference.
Red Sox accept Trump's White House invitation
Asked after winning the Series if he would go to the White House, Cora said he would use his visit for good. NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. also visited the White House after winning a points title in 2017.
I spoke to Iheanacho and he said there was no contact by Capoue. "That winning feeling, you never get bored of that". Watford have now won just two of their last 11 games and missed fine chances through Isaac Success and Andre Gray .
It will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC along with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB). "The upcoming Galaxy A8s would be the first smartphone to feature a hole-punch display for the front camera ".
NASA scientists suspect Bennu might contain bounties of valuable resources that can be used for future deep space exploration. The arm has a full range of motion, with joints capable of movement comparable to shoulder, elbow and wrist joints.
In 2017, the head of Allo left Google for Facebook, and shortly thereafter most of the Allo team moved over to Android Messages . One thing seems to be sure: if you use either of these apps, it's time to switch to something else.
If you upgraded to iOS 12 .1.1, let us know how your experience is with the update so far in the comments section below. The app introduced a menu tray which, in turn, hid the toggle to switch between the iPhone's two cameras.
The Black Caps don't have to look far for good omens as they fight for victory in the third and deciding test against Pakistan . New Zealand couldn't get the breakthrough even after bowling 10 overs with the second new ball before lunch.
Central toughens: Cardinals get Goldschmidt
This past season, he hit.290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs and 83 RBI in 690 plate appearances while playing above-average defense. The Cardinals finished third in the National League Central last season, behind the Brewers and Cubs and ahead of the Pirates.
Ubisoft teases post-apocalyptic Far Cry project
According to the teaser, the new Far Cry title will be available on PS4, Xbox One , and PC, but there's no release date just yet. The game appears to be a direct continuation of Far Cry 5 , following the destruction of life on Earth at the end of the game.
Corbyn praises 'brave' MP for revealing his HIV diagnosis
According to her, 70 million people had been infected of HIV, and 35 million have died of the infection since discovery in 1983. He told the Press Association that there were "low level elements of stigma [surrounding HIV] in every day life".