Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil ahead Edilson believes that he was better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar in his prime.
The 48-year-old spent most of his enjoying years in Brazil, enjoying for golf equipment like Palmeiras, Cornthians and Flamengo.
His solely spell in Europe was when he was on mortgage at Benfica through the 1994/95 season. “At my best, I played better than Neymar,” he informed TV Bandeirantes. “He needs to win the World Cup in order to be better than me.”
Edilson made simply over 20 appearances for Brazil however ended up enjoying an important position within the latter levels of the qualification for the 2002 World Cup. He was chosen within the staff that went to the World Cup and shared a dressing room with the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka. Brazil went on to win the trophy.
“I have personality, and for Messi to be better than me, he also has to win the World Cup.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is just strength; he strikes the ball well with both feet, but I’m more skillful than him.”
Messi and Ronaldo are thought-about among the many biggest gamers of all time whereas Neymar has performed extra than 100 matches for Brazil. Out of the three, Messi has come closest to successful the World Cup, reaching the ultimate of the 2014 World Cup in opposition to Germany.
Ronaldo nevertheless wore the captain’s armband throughout Portugal’s success at Euro 2016. Neymar has an Olympic gold medal to his title. Both gamers have reached the semi-final of the World Cup.