Former Barcelona defender, Dani Alves, has named his former teammate and current Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi as the best player in the history of the game.

Alves was asked to choose between Pele and Messi.

The Brazilian right-back insisted that Pele doesn’t fit in the debate.

“I stay with Pelé for one reason: football has changed. Messi changed a generation. All those people who are more than football, I’m going to stay with them.

“And besides, I’m Brazilian. For me, Pelé should not enter into that debate.

“If you ask me, who is the best player in history? I would say Messi. Pelé doesn’t fit in there,” Alves told ESPN (via Barca Universal).