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Ronaldinho expresses his love for Lionel Messi

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Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

One of the most memorable times in recent Barcelona history has to be when we got to witness a young Lionel Messi earn his reputation with Ronaldinho on the pitch. The two of them were fantastic individual players and seeing the mutual respect for one another is a thing of beauty.

That respect has continued into the post-playing career for Ronaldinho. This week he commented on Messi’s still official free-agent status.

“He must stay, he is the history of Barca. When Messi retires, which I hope will be in a long time, he can leave the number 10 there and nobody will touch it again.”

Ronaldinho | Source

Gotta agree with Ron on this one. Lovely to see his support and adoration of Messi continuing.