Who is better: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

It’s the well-worn argument that at first enthralled football fans and now largely bores them.

But that hasn’t stopped the legendary Pele wading in with his say, during an interview with Spanish publication AS.

The Brazilian – who is regarded by many as the best there ever was (at least prior to Messi and Ronaldo) – has long been a fan of CR7.

And he believes the astonishing form shown by Ronaldo of recent years has cemented his place at the top of the tree.


“As I mentioned, I think today there’s no doubt the best player, the best scorer, the best forward, is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele said.

So that’s settled then. Ronaldo is better than Messi.

Well, maybe not… LeBuzz isn’t convinced, but it’s hard to argue that Ronaldo has been in outrageously good form of late.

And a La Liga/Champions League double is as good an indication as any that he’s reached an astonishingly high peak.

No we’ll wait for the inevitable response from Diego Maradona. We all know it’s coming.