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Brandi Chastain's pick for the greatest soccer player ever

Larry King NowAug 12 '16

Two-time World Cup champion Brandi Chastain tells Larry her choice for the greatest soccer player in history.

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King: Marina Shirley on the ‘Larry King Now’ blog: Who do you view as the greatest soccer player ever? 

Chastain: Oh, that's – male or female? 

King: Either. Both.

Chastain: You know, I really feel that Michelle Akers from the US Women's National Team was well before her time. She was a player that was as hard as she was graceful. As passionate as you'll ever meet. Just, you know, a two-footed giant. She was like the Abby Wambach before anybody knew, but a midfielder. 

King: Male? 

Chastain: I watched Pelé as a kid, and it was a remarkable thing to see him and the way he played. I was surely influenced by him. I think Leo Messi is a close second. 

King: How 'bout the guy now, Rudolpho? What's his name?

Chastain: Oh Ronaldo. Yeah I think Ronaldo's very good. I mean, no one's gonna deny that he's a good player. I think Leo Messi is a step above him. The pace, and the quickness and the vision that he plays with is just – it's like nobody else has that.