Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have not topped Pele on a list of all-time greats, Tostao has said.
Tostao recently revealed that a mix of both current superstars is needed for them to get close to the Brazilian legend.
According to him, Pele is better than everyone else because he was a far more complete footaller who never had a defect while playing.
He added that putting the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together is not even up what Pele did for football because he was indeed a rare gem.
His words, “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.
“If you take the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, put them together, then you’d have a player to compare to Pele!”