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Poll :: Pele still thinks Neymar is better than Lionel Messi …. What do you think?

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Apr 11, 2012


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Speaking on Tuesday at a press conference marking Santos’ centenary celebrations in April 2012, the 71-year-old Pele is sticking to his guns in his belief that Neymar is a better footballer than Messi.

“Now everyone is talking about Messi, he is a star. But [to be the best ever] he must first become better than Neymar,” he asserted. “At the moment Messi is just more experienced.”

*Obviously there is the Bravil v. Argentina thing going on here, and there is the Pele v. Maradona thing too, but Pele keeps banging away at how great he thinks that Neymar is. When you think about it, it actually poses a good question – if they were the same age, and had the same amount of experience would Neymar be as good as Messi is right now? Sooooo difficult comparing players that are at different stages of their career. I personally think that they are close enough to compare…. but lets poll it up.

**We’re doing this poll a little bit different: Say you are the owner of your own club, and you are planning on taking a big swing and signing a forward, and your choices are these two players, but you can only afford one.

If you had to choose between Neymar and Messi, and you will have this guy on your squad for the next 10 seasons…. who would you take?

***Vote here, and then head over to the TOW facebook page to weigh in….

Which forward would you choose if you could only have one?

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