Victor Valdes rates Brazilian legend Ronaldinho as ‘the biggest talent’ he has ever seen in the Barcelona dressing room.
The 30-year-old Spanish international made the comments to Terra TV, and come as a surprise to many, with Argentine legend Lionel Messi currently in the Blaugrana side.
Regarded as the greatest of all-time, Messi has lit up La Liga during eight-years as a professional, breaking the clubs goalscoring record last season.
However, Valdes believes that Ronaldinho changed Barca’s history when he arrived back in 2003, and holds the key to their recent revival as world football’s dominant force.
"I have always said that 'Rony' changed the club's history when he played at Barça. He was the leader of that team which changed [our] history,” Valdes told the television station.
"We had not won any title for many years. He arrived and powered Barcelona to become a club known worldwide. And that alone is a reason to thank him.
"I would say he is the biggest talent I have seen in the dressing room. He was always doing new things.''
Xavi and Andres Iniesta could also make legitimate claims to being two of the greatest players in Barcelona history, although few could argue with the roles Ronaldinho and Messi have played in making the Catalan giants one of the most successful clubs in recent times.
And, to help you make your decision over which player is the best, GMF have put two of the best YouTube videos dedicated to each individual together. Have your say below…