The 1970 World Cup star is not impressed with the current crop of players as he feels they lack the superstars previous teams previous teams did have
The 69-year-old was one of the stars of the 1970 World Cup and he has stressed that the current crop of players is nowhere near the level of the team that conquered the world 44 years ago.
"I can only say today there is a lack of stars in Brazilian football," Jairzinho told AFP.
"In 1970, we had practically 11 stars out there on the field. We were the only team in the world who had five No10s out there playing together.
"But football has changed - it was much more attack-minded then."
Jairzinho netted seven goals in six games at the 1970 World Cup to become the only player ever to score in each game at one tournament and he feels he was arguably the best around when Brazil won the competition for the third time in history.
"Many people considered me the best player at that World Cup. I'm in the history books as the only player to score in every game at a World Cup - seven goals in six matches.
"Could his record be equalled this year? It depends on [Lionel] Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and the other scorers..."
This year's World Cup kicks off on June 12 with the Group A game between hosts Brazil and Croatia.