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FIFA 17: This is what happens when Lionel Messi goes head to head with Pele in his prime

YouTuber BMOnus used the game's Career Mode to pit the Argentine against the Brazilian legend

Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the greatest football player on the planet. 

But would he still be the best if Pele was at the top of his game and playing in La Liga?

Can Messi still be the world’s best player if Pele was in his prime? According to FIFA there’s a clear answer

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Can Messi still be the world’s best player if Pele was in his prime? According to FIFA there’s a clear answer

YouTuber BMOnus decided to find out using FIFA 17 Career Mode.

To conduct the experiment, he placed Pele in Real Madrid – lining up alongside the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pele has an overall rating of 90 – and lines up for Madrid alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

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Pele has an overall rating of 90 – and lines up for Madrid alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

To ensure accuracy, BMOnus duplicated all of Pele’s stats from his FIFA Ultimate Team card.

So, how did he get on?

Halfway through the season and it’s Ronaldo who’s netted the most La Liga goals, with 10.

But, crucially, Pele nets 7 – one more than Lionel Messi.

At the halfway point Ronaldo has scored the most goals while Pele has netted one more than Messi

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At the halfway point Ronaldo has scored the most goals while Pele has netted one more than Messi

The top of the table is equally as close with Real Madrid in first place with 36, and Barca nipping at their heels with 35.

It’s all to play for.

Come the end of the season, Messi has pulled it out the bag.

The Argentine nets an incredible 21 goals – to become to La Liga’s top scorer.

Ronaldo’s in second place with 20, while Pele’s all the way down in 12 place with 12 goals.

Messi scored nine more goals than Pele by the end of the season

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Messi scored nine more goals than Pele by the end of the season

It’s not all one-way traffic though, as look who tops the table for most assists.

Pele may not have scored as many goals as Messi, but he did complete more assists

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Pele may not have scored as many goals as Messi, but he did complete more assists

Ultimately, Messi’s Barca have the last laugh and finish top of the table – with Madrid in second spot.

So, there you have it.

According to FIFA, not even Ronaldo and Pele could stop Messi being the best.

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