Ask a Barcelona supporter to name the two most entertaining players in the club’s history and plenty will say Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.
Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Michael Laudrup and Johan Cruyff could all entertain. But perhaps not on the same level as Messi and Ronaldinho.
What makes their story so great is that Ronaldinho helped Messi settle in the first team and eventually replace him as Barcelona’s star.
Ronaldinho even assisted the Argentinian’s first ever goal for the Blaugrana, way back in 2005.
"Over time, it's very nice to see someone who starts out so close [to you] and then conquers the world," Ronaldinho said, per Bleacher Report.
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Barcelona fans have been treated to two geniuses.
A video has now emerged showing Messi and Ronaldinho showcasing their magic for the club, and it's a delight to watch.
Two of the greatest players of the 21st century right there.
Messi and Ronaldinho played together for five years between 2003 and 2008, and it's a shame that their relationship didn't last longer.
Ronaldinho had the talent to remain at Barcelona for many, many more years, but not the dedication.
The Brazilian left for AC Milan and it's been the Messi show ever since.
Messi, who earned his sixth Ballon d'Or award last year, rose to lead Barcelona through an immensely successful period that's still ongoing.
However, the club captain doesn't want Barcelona supporters to forget about Ronaldinho's contributions.
“Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barca. It was a bad time and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing," Messi told Barca TV in 2013, per Eurosport.
“In the first year, he didn’t win anything but people fell in love with him.
“Then the trophies started coming and he made all those people happy. Barca should always be grateful for everything he did.”News Now - Sport News