Pele Backs Ronaldo

Pele, the second best footballer in the world, ever, has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to be the star of the show in South Africa.

Whilst he acknowledges that Lionel Messi plays well (though obviously not better than Ronny!), the Brazilian legend reckons that other players will come to the fore. Namely Ronaldo and Robinho.

"We cannot say that Messi, for example, is to going to be the most outstanding player. He is a great footballer, he's playing extremely well at Barcelona, but when he plays with Argentina he doesn't show the same performance," he said as quoted by AS.

"Cristiano is a wonderful player and Robinho has improved his form and both have chances of being one of the great figures of the finals - they play for great teams, and have the magic to get the fans excited.