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17th Sep 2015

Who’s the best in the world – Ronaldo or Messi? Neither, says Roberto Carlos

Thighly unlikely...

Darragh Murphy

The debate about the best player in world is typically a two-horse race.

For the past seven years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have battled for the Ballon d’Or with Messi winning in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Ronaldo taking the honour in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

But Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos doesn’t think either player is the best in the world right now. Instead he opts for a fellow Brazilian…

The legendary left-back told Sport: “Everybody always talks about Cristiano and Messi, but Neymar is the best in the world…”

While we’d have to disagree with Carlos, who’s currently player/manager of Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos, you have to respect the patriotism.