When the question – Who is the
greatest football player of all time? – pops up the answer is usually either
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for the younger generation. For older
generation football fans it’s a brawl between Pele and Maradona.
a member of 2002 Brazil world cup winning team has recently claimed he was
superior compared to modern great players like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.
Speaking to TV Bandeirantes in
his home country, the ex-striker explained why he stands above the likes of
Messi and Ronaldo.
Edilson said: “At my best,
I played better than Neymar. He needs to win the World Cup in order to be
better than me.
“I have personality, and
for Messi to be better than me, he also has to win the World Cup.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is just
strength; he strikes the ball well with both feet, but I’m more skillful than
Edilson made 21 appearances for
Brazil and spent most of his career in his native country playing for the
likes of Palmeiras and Corinthians.