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Throwback to When Former Barcelona Star Picked Ronaldinho Ahead of Lionel Messi as the Best Player of All-Time

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho are considered to be amongst the best players in the history of the sport
Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho are considered to be amongst the best players in the history of the sport / Denis Doyle/Getty Images
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Former Barcelona player, Gerard Deulofeu has made a huge claim when it comes to who is the greatest player of all-time, with the striker picking Ronaldinho ahead of record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner, Lionel Messi.

Deulofeu, who came through Barcelona's famed La Masia youth academy, failed to live up to his promise as he managed to make only 23 appearances for the club across two separate spells at the Nou Camp.

Despite being at the club at the same time as Messi, the Spaniard for his part has reiterated that the legendary magician is by far the best player he has seen on the pitch.

"For me, Ronaldinho is the best player ever. I met him. I went to watch a game at the Camp Nou and he was sitting next to me. It was a wonderful experience," he told Marca.

Ronaldinho is widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport, with the Brazilian enthralling fans courtesy of his performances on the pitch. The 41-year-old played for the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan during his career, winning two La Liga titles, one Champions League, two Spanish Super Cups and one Serie A title before hanging up his boots.

The magician also played an important role in helping Brazil lift the 2002 World Cup, while also winning the 2005 Ballon d'Or award.

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