Stella Dimoko Brazilian World Cup Winner Edilson Says He Is Better Than Ronaldo, Messi And Neymar


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Friday, May 15, 2020

Brazilian World Cup Winner Edilson Says He Is Better Than Ronaldo, Messi And Neymar

A man who tasted global glory with his country in 2002 has suggested that his exploits, and ability, have him stood above icons of the modern era.

Former Brazil international Edilson, who tasted World Cup glory in 2002, has claimed to be “better than Neymar” while also standing above Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to career achievements.

A man who earned 21 caps for his country and took in four league title triumphs across spells with Palmeiras and Corinthians, believes that his exploits allow him to rank among the best to have ever played the game.

Edilson was never a Ballon d’Or contender, and spent only a brief period in Europe during a loan stint at Benfica, but he did reach the very top with his country.

As part of a star-studded Brazil team, the world was conquered alongside Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo in 2002.

Iconic figures such as Messi and Ronaldo cannot claim to have scaled such heights, despite taking in the most memorable of careers as individual superstars.

Talismanic performers at Barcelona and Juventus have won the Ballon d'Or 11 times between them, while shattering countless records and collecting an enviable haul of collective and personal prizes.

Edilson, though, says his World Cup winners’ medal edges him above two men who have dominated the sporting scene during the modern era.

He also feels as though his technical ability when at the peak of his powers was greater than the current face of Brazilian football, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

“At my best, I played better than Neymar,” Edilson told TV Bandeirantes. “He needs to win the World Cup in order to be better than me.
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 skilful than him.”

Edilson did contribute a steady stream of goals over the course of his career, but he was rarely prolific.



  1. The truth is that there are a lot of players who are playing better than those three but because they do not play in Europe, they are never heard of.
    The European media controls sports.

    1. Go on google and check how many players score 50 goals in a season from 2010-2018.
      Sure there are good players but there no better players with consistency in the whole world apart from messi and ronaldo.
      If there better players like you claimed up there then there name would be held....neymar place in Brazil because he was a good player is name was head...its not about the European media controls sport...if there good players will definitely know them.
      The reason messi and ronaldo are different is because of there consistency which no player on earth has.

    2. @Bigbanty
      If someone in the Nigerian league scores 60 goals in a season, you think
      the BBC will even announce it? If Rashidi Yekini remained with IICC, you think the
      world would have known him? If Jay Jay continued to play in Rangers, you think there
      would have been anything known about him and his play making? The media is in the west,
      get that into your head and psyche.

  2. Replies
    1. You should know nah, with your analysis 👆. Or better still use Google.

  3. Edilson?
    It doesn't ring a bell.

  4. Messi and Ronaldo are goal machines

  5. Please remind us again how many matches you played? Please who is close to him, make sure he takes his medication asap.


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