- Edilson has stated that he is better than Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar
- The Brazilian explained that these three players will have to win the World Cup to be better than him
- Edilson was part of the Brazilian team that lifted 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan
Former Brazilian football star Edilson who won the World Cup has claimed that he is better than the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and his fellow countryman Neymar.
No doubt, Edilson was among the best footballers during his active playing time where he won the FIFA World Cup with Brazil in 2002.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have all been playing at the zenith of their careers for the past 10 years.
Although Neymar is yet to win the Ballon d'or in his career, but the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared 11 awards so far.
While speaking with TV Bandeirantes in Brazil, Edilson explained the reason he thinks he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
"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,'' the 49-year-old explained.
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Before retiring from football, Edilson played for 12 clubs in his career and never played in the English Premier League.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi urged his teammates at the Camp Nou to improve their games so as for the Catalans to win the Champions League this season when competitions resume.
All football activities in Europe have been suspended because of the trouble and threat coronavirus has been causing in the whole world.
Lionel Messi and his other teammates have resumed individual training ahead of possible resumption of the Spanish La Liga season next month.
While speaking with Sport, Lionel Messi was more concerned about the Champions League as he wants his teammates to have the same feelings like him on the competition.
Fans at the Camp Nou are still not happy with the ways Barcelona crashed out in the Champions League in the last two seasons against Roma and Liverpool.
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