Pele: 'Ronaldo, Messi are not on the same level with him' - Tostao

Pele: 'Ronaldo, Messi are not on the same level with him' - Tostao

- Pele has outstanding qualities that can not be compared to Ronaldo and Messi, according to Tostao

- The World Cup winner with Brazil stressed that Pele's talent can be found in both the Juventus and Barcelona stars

- Tostao also gave his opinion about Diego Maradona being regarded as the greatest of all time

Pele's quality is far better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined, according to former teammate Tostao.

Ronaldo and Messi have ruled the world of football in the past decade and the pair are not slowing down any moment.

But 1970 World Cup winner Tostao thinks otherwise claiming the Portuguese and the Argentine stars can not compare to his former teammate quite yet.

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He told FIFA.com per IBTimes: "I think Pele was better than all of them. For me, there's no comparison. Pele was far more complete. He had every quality that a forward could have. He didn't have one defect.

"Messi's spectacular, but he doesn't head the ball like Pele did, he doesn't shoot as well with both feet, he doesn't pull off the moves that Pele did. Cristiano Ronaldo is an exceptional player, but he doesn't have the ability that Pele had and he doesn't pull off the incredible passes that Pele did.

Pele: 'Ronaldo, Messi are not on the same level with him' - Tostao

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"If you take the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, put them together, then you'd have a player to compare to Pele!"

The Brazilian legend also commented on Diego Maradona being named the greatest of all time in the round leather game.

"Maradona was spectacular, but he wasn't on Pele's level physically, he didn't score the numbers of goals Pele did," he added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have finally opened up about the defenders that gave them a run for their money.

The pair have made a meal of even the best defenders in the game but according to the Juventus and Barcelona stars, some have proved to be far trickier than others.

Speaking to media outlet DAZN, Messi snubbed the likes of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Inter Milan's Diego Godin as his toughest opponents.

Legit.ng also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo still has a record better than his rival Lionel Messi after he scored a brilliant free-kick in Juventus 4-1 win over Torin in the Turin derby.

The 35-year-old scored the Bianconeri's third from a stunning set-piece which was his first conversion in 42 attempts.

Ronaldo's free-kick goal was also his first for Juventus and 55th overall since joining the current Serie A champions in the summer of 2018.

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