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Pelé says Lionel Messi still not there

Updated: January 20, 2012, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Pelé believes Lionel Messi still needs to improve at the international level before he can be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and needs to score more goals to come close to matching the Brazilian great.

The 24-year-old Messi already has won three straight FIFA player of the year awards.

"When Messi's scored 1,283 goals like me, when he's won three World Cups, we'll talk about it," Pelé told Le Monde. "Football changes. Records are there to ...

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