Neymar is ‘technically BETTER’ than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, claims Brazil legend Cafu

Neymar is ‘technically BETTER’ than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, claims Brazil legend Cafu but urges the PSG star to become a ‘leader’ and ‘dedicate himself to football’

  • Cafu has claimed that Neymar is better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
  • The ex-Brazil captain said Neymar had the edge over his rivals ‘technically’
  • Cafu also urged Neymar to ‘assume the responsibility of a leader’ on the pitch  











Brazil legend Cafu has sensationally claimed that Neymar is ‘technically better’ than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The former World Cup winning captain added that Neymar only needed to improve in becoming a leader both in club and international football by fully focusing on the game. 

Neymar is widely considered one of the best footballers of his generation, but always with the caveat that he, like everyone else, is outside the realm of Ronaldo and Messi, who are generally regarded as two of the greatest of all time. 

Brazil legend Cafu has claimed Neymar is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Cafu claimed that Neymar is 'technically better' than either Ronaldo (pictured) or Messi

Messi (pictured) has won the Ballon d'Or six times, while Neymar has never won it

Cafu claimed that Neymar is ‘technically better’ than either Ronaldo (left) or Messi (right)

But former AC Milan right-back Cafu insisted that Neymar is the best of the three.   

‘Neymar is technically better than Messi, better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but he must assume the responsibility of a leader,’ Cafu told Marca.   

‘One must dedicate themselves 100 per cent to football. I’m not better than Neymar, but I am better than other right-backs because I dedicated myself to that.

‘He (Neymar) has to become a captain.’   

Neymar’s antics off the pitch have been generally cited as to why he has not yet reached the pinnacle of world football, perhaps informing Cafu’s comments around leadership. 

Cafu (right), pictured with Samuel Eto'o, said Neymar must now take on a leadership role

Cafu (right), pictured with Samuel Eto’o, said Neymar must now take on a leadership role

Neymar and Messi have reunited as team-mates this season after the Argentine joined PSG

Neymar and Messi have reunited as team-mates this season after the Argentine joined PSG

For all his ability, Neymar has never won the coveted Ballon d’Or, while Ronaldo has won it five times and Messi a record six.  

Indeed, Messi himself has made no secret of his admiration for Neymar and his huge disappointment when the Brazilian swapped Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain. 

The pair have reunited at PSG in no small part due to Neymar convincing Messi to re-join him once he could not stay at Barca.  

Ronaldo’s recent return to Manchester United has seen him continue his electric form with nine goals in 12 games, while Neymar has managed just three goals in 11 games for PSG this season. 

Ronaldo has already scored nine goals for Manchester United this season. Neymar has three

Ronaldo has already scored nine goals for Manchester United this season. Neymar has three

Neymar has won 24 trophies in his 12-year career to date, including eight league titles and the Champions League. 

But while his record of 265 goals in 447 club games is extremely impressive, he has some way to go to reach the heights of Messi and Ronaldo on the numbers.

Ronaldo has so far managed an astonishing 683 goals in 907 games, including a barely believable 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid alone. 

Messi is even more phenomenal, with an outrageous 675 goals in 786 club games and 301 assists to boot.  

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