Pope debates Pele-Maradona with Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho in action for the Brazilian national team. (Victor R. Caivano/AP)

When Ronaldinho met Pope Francis this week to discuss the “Match for Peace” on May 29, he probably didn’t expect the Pope to put him on the spot with an age-old question.

The always controversial topic of “who is the best player of all-time?” usually revolves around a Brazilian and an Argentinean: Pele and Maradona.

Ronaldinho was asked this very question by the Pope, who is from Argentina. But the Brazilian coyly ducked the question:

The Brazilian star participated in the Pope’s “Match for Peace” in 2014, and will likely take part in this year’s event as well.