The former Brazilian striker has demanded that in his professional career, he was better than all three. Yes, the player is the 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian star Edilson. Reportedly, Edilson is better than Messi-Cristiano-Neymar. Yes, Edilson himself has claimed that.
Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar which are three best footballers in recent time. Obviously, Cristiano and Messi are both at the top and in absence of them, Neymar has the chance to take their place. And in recent times, another name has been added with the Brazilian forward. It is the French striker Kylian Mbappe. But it is so certain that after dominating world football more than an era Messi and Ronaldo have earned their place into the list of the greatest of all time in football history. And Neymar is considered as the future’s best.
Edilson played a vital role in the year 2002 when Brazil won the FIFA World Cup. In his professional career, Edilson played for a number of different clubs. Wearing the shirt of Corinthians and Palmeiras, he won a total of four Brazilian league titles. In recent times, the 48 years old has given an interview to a certain Brazilian television channel.
There, the former Benfica star claimed that in his professional career, he was better than Messi-Ronaldo-Neymar. When he passed his golden time in his professional career, he was far better than Neymar. Neymar must win a World Cup to take his place, Edilson believes.
🎙 [Infobae via SPORT] | Edilson: "I was better than Cristiano, Messi and Neymar"
🔊 Edilson: "In my good times I was better than Neymar. To be better than me he has to win a World Cup. I have personality. As for Leo Messi, to be better than me he also has to be world champion." pic.twitter.com/HsmEqKM2EX
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 13, 2020
The same thing should be applied to the Argentine great Lionel Messi as well. Messi must win the World Cup to take himself better than the former Brazilian striker. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo has the strength and he can control the ball in both legs. But Edilson believes that he was far skilled than Cristiano too.
Ex-Brazil ace Edilson claims he was better than Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar https://t.co/nWOR23OYKs
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) May 14, 2020
In the year 2014, the Argentine forward Lionel Messi went too close to the World Cup title. But in the final of the tournament, they faced a heartbroken defeat against Germany. At the home venue, Brazil faced a big defeat against Germany in the semi-final of the tournament.
Before semi-final, Neymar was fallen into the injury and so, he missed the game. And in the year 2006, Cristiano’s Portugal was defeated against France in the semi-final. However, Cristiano won the 2016 UEFA Euro reportedly. And in the same year, Neymar’s tea won the gold medal in the Olympics.