when I started to learn about Pele's career and greatness many people told me that "if Pele was playing today he could not have been better than RObingo, at most he could have been Robinho and if Ronaldo was playing in 60s he could have scored 5000+ goals" and e.t.c ignorant people who dont know anything about the history of football and who refuses to learn makes such arguements. in fact, such people are not worthy to have a dialogue with, let alone discussing about football. but if we ignore them they will remain illititerate, so we have to teach them so that they can be illuminated. if Pele was playing under the conditions which CR7, Messi or even Maradona under, he could have scored 2000+. first of all, all of them played in better pitches than the pitch Pele played on, they wore better boots than Pele's, the'r prime were under more protection than Pele's prime. imagine, till 1970 there was no yellow card but even though Pele played under worse protections, Pele did better dribles than all the others. the ball used at the time of Pele was heavier and harder and more difficult. by the way, when Pele was playing offside rule was stricter. so, at his time if there was current offside rule he might have scored 1500+, possible. I very doubt there exists a fool who thinks Messi can drible Pepe, Ramos and e.t.c if there was no booking. wish you the best.