The Brazilian Edelson – who won the World Cup in 2002 – claimed that he was better than his compatriot Neymar (Saint-Germain) and outstripped the Argentinian Lionel Messi (captain of Barcelona) as well as the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo ( Juventus striker) regarding success in the footballing career.
Edelson has played with the national team 21 times, won four times in the Brazilian League with Palmeiras and Corinthians, and considered his talent to place him among the best players in the world.
This player never entered the preliminary list of winners of the Golden Ball and spent a short loan period with Benfica in Europe, but he managed to raise the World Cup with the team that included the Ronaldo phenomenon, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.
Although Messi and Ronaldo have won dozens of group titles and 11 gold balls between them, they could not win the most important title in the world.
Edison believes that the World Cup title takes him to two stars who have dominated football in recent years.
“My skills and talent when I was in my best football days are better than Neymar, he has to win the World Cup to be better than me,” he said in a press interview.
He explained: “The same goes for Messi, so that he is better than him to win the World Cup title, while Ronaldo has the strength and he shoots the ball with both feet, but I am more skillful than him. ”
Edelson, 48, who retired in 2010 when he was 38, is reported to have scored many great goals in his career but has never been an exceptional player.