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Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has made it clear that his former teammate at Barcelona Lionel Messi is not the greatest of all time, but only the best of his era.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi recently won the 2019 Ballon d'Or award which was his sixth in his career which also makes him the best footballer in the world.
Ronaldinho who also won the Ballon d'Or award before he retired however stated that he finds it difficult to call Lionel Messi the 'All time great'.
“I’m glad Messi won the Ballon d’Or. We were also friends during our time at Barcelona.
“But I don’t like to compare, and I find it difficult to say he is the best of all time,'' Ronaldinho said according to Marca.
The 39-year-old also named former Inter Milan striker Ronaldo and Argentine great Diego Maradona as those whose names can not also be forgotten in football.
“There were Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo and it’s hard to say that Messi is the best throughout the history of football. I can say he is the best of his era,'' he explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi made a striking confession after revealing he does not want a life contract at Camp Nou despite his desire to remain at Barcelona.
The 32-year-old's future at the club remains uncertain when club President Josep Bartomeu revealed that their captain has a clause in his contract which enables him to leave at the end of the season.
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