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Video emerges of Ronaldinho schooling some of football's greatest players

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He may not be the greatest of all time but few entertained on a football pitch quite like Ronaldinho.

The Brazilian came into his own at Barcelona when he moved to the Nou camp in 2003, later collecting the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice and a Ballon d'Or title.

Two La Liga crowns and the Champions League also came his way in a star-studded spell.

In many ways, Ronaldinho was the architect of the modern-day Barcelona with his superstar status and nurturing of Lionel Messi setting the stage for a footballing epoch of Catalan dominance.

However, for all his trophies, goals and accolades, there's no way to epitomise the Brazilian's impact on the game quite like his effortless skill and ingenuity. 

The Barcelona legend always played football with a smile on his face and was no stranger to completely skinning the opposition with his arsenal of tricks.

Perhaps the earliest example came back in Ronaldinho's Gremio days when he absolutely humiliated 1994 World Cup winning captain Dunga in 1999 before providing a stunning assist.

Dunga was the just the beginning, though, with the 37-year-old making a habit of dazzling some of football's biggest names.

One YouTuber took it upon himself to compile these very moments and Ronaldinho's portfolio is simply stunning.

The likes of Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Patrick Vieira, Rio Ferdinand and even Lionel Messi all meet their demise in seven minutes of pure tekkers.

Take a look at the video below:

Arguably the highlight is when Gennaro Gattuso, Alessandro Nesta and Andrea Pirlo are all taken out of the game by Ronaldinho in just five seconds.

It goes to show that the Brazilian was one of the greatest talents of his time even if his goals tally and diversity sees him a league shy of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

For all their goals and individual accolades, they just couldn't reduce a top-class player to Sunday League standard quite like Ronaldinho.

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