The retired full-back believes that his compatriot outclassed the diminutive Argentine and says his Blaugrana squad topped that of Guardiola's current winning side.
Ronaldinho was an excellent player and probably more of a showman but Messi works harder and that benefits the team more.
How can anyone disagree with this? It's 100% fact. Ronaldinho was a lazy bastard. He was a fantastic showman and could do things with the ball that Messi can only dream of but his workrate and dedication to being a model professional are both extremely questionable.
a lazy bastard that could run circles around messi at his prime jajaja The short term memory of some people is astonishing. Ronaldinho carried a team that was much less than what barcelona is right now, and still won the champions league with them.
you guys are thinking of ronaldinho now.. in his prime around 03-07 he was unplayable and worked as hard as any1 else in the team.. and is the reason barca become a force in football again he's proven in more leagues and on the international stage... best player of recent times imo
imo Ronaldinho is the best player of our generation and one of the few that played the game with a smile on his face.
I'll agree with that. It was always fun to watch what he'd do next. And the man was constantly smiling which was always nice.
Hmm hard to say which is better since they both are such awesome players.
I would have to agree with him. Ronaldinho has proven himself everywhere, Messi hasn't. Ronaldinho in his prime surpassed Messi.
Thank you. He was better at everything ( aside from dribbling which would be a close call) but vision, touch, creativity all of those things ronaldinho was miles ahead of messi.Also if you compare the team ronaldinho had when they won the champions league... yeah not quite the same quality they have right now. Ronaldinho was much more skilled and creative than messi.
Of course ronaldinho was better than messi. If you disagree then you know nothing of football. Ronaldinho had much better vision, better touch, inifinitely more creativity much more skill etc etc etc.
Ronaldhino was better player to me also, not because of his flare but because of what barca had behind him in that team, right know messi wouldn't cut it in any other team in europe, im pretty confident he would fail where ever else he would go!
Haha, utter drivel! Messi is better at the sport, Ronaldinho better at the tricks.
100% agree. Messi is world class and the best in the world today but he will never match Ronaldinho's skill, touch, vision and creativity...Not to mention the fact that barca wouldn't be anywhere near where they are today without Ronaldinho. He made football into an art form and is by far the most technically gifted player there as ever been even compared to pele and maradona.
ya so much better hes a fat POS now that doesnt do anything. Ronaldinho was all show and thats all. Yes, he was a great player but he never had or will have the consistency messi has. Ronaldo is better than messi at show, but show and little tricks do not make you a better player. Messi is only 24, one his way to becoming barcas record scorer. Ronaldinho only shun for 4 seasons and then he was sold so barca could base their team around a 20 year old named messi, and he has taken the team on his shoulders and led them to be the best team in the world.
Zinedine Zidane is the best footballer!
nyc2 your very close minded, go look @ what ronaldhino did to chelsea defense in cl with one of his goals, tell me if messi ever has vision or skill to do that! iniesta and xavi is the reason that little mess is scoring soo much goal, AHAHAHAAH @ ARGENTINA! crap country
Are people serious? Lionel Messi wins world player of the year 3 times in a row, scores 50 a season, assists probably 20 a season and yet isn't as good as Ronaldinho? Yes, Ronaldinho was ahead of his time and was definitely one of the best of his generation. But Messi is another generation, and the game and style has changed. Ronaldinho wouldn't suit the new style as well. It's now about playing for the team as well as yourself. That's one of the reasons people prefer Messi to Ronaldo. Ronaldinho can do absolutely crazy things with the ball at his feet but Messi can also beat 5 players and score - without the need for the tricks. And which of the two is the complete player? Who is a team player, showman, goal scorer, assist maker and role model?
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