Lionel Messi is the best player in Barcelona's illustrious history, he may even go down as the best player ever touch a football.
His goalscoring records for the Spanish outfit are simply incredible. However, a decade ago there was only one king of the Camp Nou and his name was Ronaldinho.
The Brazilian mesmerised fans and opponents with his unbelievable trickery and won the Ballon d'Or in 2005 along with helping the Blaugrana to two La Liga titles and a Champions League triumph.
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Ronaldinho left Barcelona in 2008 but still keeps a close eye on his former side and the heir to his throne. Messi is no longer the heir, that tag now belongs to Neymar with the Argentine well and truly the king.
And, in an interview with Barcelona's official website, Ronaldinho recalls his fondest memory of the four-time Ballon d'Or winner, saying: It’s really nice to see how he’s grown.
“My fondest memory with him was his first ever goal. It’s nice to know that I provided the pass. It was a very special moment for me.”
Messi is on course to win his fifth Ballon d'Or at January's awards, with every major bookmaker making him odds-on favourite.
He missed a large part of this season through a knee injury, but that has not stopped Barcelona sitting top of La Liga.
The Blaugrana hold a three-point lead over Real Madrid heading into the Clasico tie following the international break and maybe, just maybe, Messi will be fit to return.
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