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The legendary right-back told reporters: “Looking at his technical skills, I would say Neymar is stronger than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo right now.”
Neymar finished behind the Real Madrid forward and his Barcelona team-mate in the most recent Ballon d’Or but Cafu believes his outlandish skills and goal record set him apart from the other La Liga superstars.
At 24, the Brazilian has considerably more goals than either Messi or Ronaldo at the same age.
He already has 46 international goals under his belt, putting behind Zico, Romario, Ronaldo and Pele in the all-time standings for Brazil with potentially a decade of playing time left at his disposable.
“Neymar is the best Brazilian out there,” Cafu added. “He is on another level to the other Brazilians.”