By FOX SPORTS staff
Bayern Munich humbled Barcelona via an aggregate of 7-0 in the Champions League semi-finals before going on to seal the crown of Europe's premier club competition at Wembley Stadium, in addition to their Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal trophies this season.
However, Pele told Sport Bild that the Bavarian side's recent Champions League win was not sufficient for the club to declare themselves the leading team in Europe.
"When you're Champions League winners, it is not the same as being the best team in Europe," he stated.
"Bayern have to sustain success to show they are the best team in Europe. For about four or five years. Barcelona did this [recently] and Santos did it in my time, while Benfica, Ajax, AC Milan and Real Madrid had their respective golden eras."
Nevertheless, the former Brazilian international noted that Bayern might just have gotten themselves the man to ensure they stay on top.
"Bayern Munich are still far from being jewels of their time," Pele said.
"Though perhaps they will succeed under new coach Pep Guardiola, who dominated when at Barca."