Barcelona star Lionel Messi is almost at the level of Diego Maradona but Pele is the greatest of all time, according to Brazil legend Zico.
Messi is enjoying another wonderful season, having scored 15 times in as many games for the Catalan club in La Liga.
He is well on course to passing 30 goals in a single league season for an eighth time, while Barca are favourites to win the title and likely to be among the Champions League frontrunners.
The Argentina forward has won everything with Barca and has a record-tying five Ballons d’Or to his name.
Yet Zico – who starred for Brazil in the 1970s and 80s – thinks Messi is still not at the standard Maradona was in his heyday, while he ranks Pele above both because he had “everything”.