Ex- Brazilian player Romario believes Barcelona forward Neymar is the best player on the planet, ahead of Barcelona colleague Lionel Messi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar, who assumed the starring role for the Brazilian national team, scoring six goals in CONMEBOL qualifying to help the South American side turn into the first country to book a spot at next year World Cup in Russia
The 25-year-old has additionally been in great shape for LaLiga titleholders Barca this season, registering 15 goals in all competition as he packed away his 100th goals for the Spaniards a week ago.
Romario feels Neymar has outperformed Messi and Ronaldo, who have shared nine Ballon d’Or awards between each other.
“Nowadays, Neymar is our [Brazil’s] biggest star. He’s the best player in the world right now, with all due respect to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – which, particularly, I believe has been much inferior to the other two,” he told ESPN.
“For what he’s been doing both for Barca and Selecao, it’s about time Neymar is elected the number one on the planet.