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Lionel Messi sends message to Ronaldinho after Barcelona legend retires

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Barcelona's Argentinian Leo Messi (R) ce Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images

Lionel Messi has sent a message to Ronaldinho after it was announced that the Brazilian has finally retired from football.

While Messi may well be the greatest player of all time, Ronaldinho was one of the most skilful and talented players ever to feature for Barcelona.

Of course the two players together, Ronaldinho assisting Messi for his first ever Barca goal against Albacete, with a super dink over two defenders.

Messi has now taken to social media to send a message to Ronaldinho as he hangs up his boots.

Como siempre dije, aprendí mucho a tu lado. Siempre te estaré agradecido por lo fácil que me hiciste todo cuando llegué...

Posted by Leo Messi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This is what he said: “As I’ve always said, I learned a lot by your side. I’ll forever be grateful to you for making everything so easy when I joined the first team.

“I was lucky enough to share many things with you and I’m really happy about that because, as well as being a star out on the pitch, you’re an excellent person and that’s the most important thing.

“Although you’ve decided to retire, football will never forget your smile. Wishing you all the best, Ronaldinho Gaucho.”