I prefer Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo, insists Pele

Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 10:47 IST | Agencies

Brazil football great Pele would still prefer Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in his team over Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter's recent dominance of the Ballon d'Or award

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Brazil football great Pele would still prefer Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in his team over Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter's recent dominance of the Ballon d'Or award. Ronaldo last year won his fourth Ballon d'Or in the past five years to equal Messi as a five-time recipient of football's top individual honour. "I would still choose Messi," Pele said. "Scoring goals is important, without doubt, but if there isn't anybody there to set it up, the ball won't go into the net. In my team, I'd prefer Messi."

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