In the UEFA Champions League, the 31-year-old enjoyed his first success in 2006, but has now added three more in the competitions regarded as club football's greatest tournament.
England legend Gary Lineker has reacted to Pele's statement claiming that Lionel Messi "only has one skill" by revealing other comparisons.
"It's hard to defend Neymar for all the things he does beyond playing football".
Speaking in an interview with Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, Pele dismissively looked upon the Barcelona captain as having just the "one skill". In a recent interview with Brazillian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, the former World Cup victor called the Barcelona forward a one-dimensional footballer who relied too much on his left foot. "They're also excellent players", he said.
He has stated that the victor of Ballon d'Or for five times, Lionel Messi's ability to head the ball implies that he isn't as the same standard as he had been in his pomp.
Three-time World Cup victor Pele had a talk to his fellow Santos product about his actions, which he found tough to reconcile.
Pele, meanwhile, said no one should try to compare him with Messi, suggesting their skillset was completely different. For me Maradona was one of the best.
But, Pele has also chosen Messi over Ronaldo in the past, for the Argentine's all-round talent compared to his rival's pure goalscoring ability. Much better. (Franz) Beckenbauer, (Johan) Cruyff are also better.
"I was with him twice in Europe". We talked and I explained: 'The God of football gave you the gift. "To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers" he said.
MORGAN'S TWEETMorgan wrote: "You've had too much Viagra mate @Pele - you weren't good enough to get in Arsenal's Invincibles, let alone rival Messi".