Pelé: Messi is not the best-ever - He is not even better than Neymar
Pelé was talking at the press launch for Santos' centenary celebrations at the Vila Belmiro and was vocal on the subject.
"Now everyone is talking about Messi, he is a star. But [to be the best ever] he must first become better than Neymar," insisted the three-time World Cup winner. "At the moment Messi is just more experienced."
'O Rei', or 'the King', also moved to play down talk of a rift between himself and Argentine Diego Maradona.
"You [journalists] are always saying that I am Maradona's rival, but it is not true. I was never his rival, and he was a great attacking midfielder," the legend explained.