- Pele claims Neymar is better with his technique than Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Brazil legend believes Ronaldo is than in the air than his compatriot
Brazilian legend Pele has claimed that Barcelona and Brazil superstar Neymar is "technically way better" than Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was named the Ballon d'Or winner for the fourth time in 2016 and also picked up the award for the Men's Player of the Year from FIFA following his Champions League and European Championship wins last year.
Despite Ronaldo's achievements over the past 12 months, Pele believes Ronaldo is only better than his compatriot in the air.
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"The only problem that Neymar has is heading," Pele told UOL Esporte. "Cristiano Ronaldo is not better than him.
"Technically, Neymar is way better, but [Ronaldo] is better when using the head. You don't see Neymar scoring with the head, and that counts."
Pele, a 91-time Brazil international, scored 77 goals for his country between 1957 and 1971.
Neymar on the other hand has played 75 games for the Seleccao and scored 50 goals.