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Ronaldinho voted best Barcelona signing ever

Johan Cruyff and Hristo Stoichkov round out the top three


Ronaldinho has been voted as the best signing ever by FC Barcelona fans, followed by Johan Cruyff and Hristo Stoichkov.

The Brazilian earned 44.8% of the vote in the poll, by far the largest amount. Cruyff got a very large share, too, with 23.5%.

It was a big jump down to Stoichkov, who earned 4%.

Ronaldinho was bought from Paris Saint-Germain for €30 million in 2003 and went on to win the Ballon d’Or and the UEFA Champions League with the Catalans.

Cruyff was bought from Ajax for 6 million guilders in 1973, in what was a world record transfer fee at the time. He helped Barça to their first La Liga title in 14 years.

Meanwhile, Stoichkov came from CSKA Sofia for €3 million. He went on to win the Ballon D’Or and was a key figure in the Barcelona “Dream Team” that won the club’s first European Cup and , under the management of Cruyff.

A good number of fans selected “other” - 9.5%, although that didn’t represent one specific player. However, Lionel Messi was the most common write-in. The poll’s designers did not include Messi as an option because he was a youth product of Barcelona. However, he did play for a club in Argentina, Newell’s Old Boys, as a child.

Luis Enrique, Luis Suárez, Dani Alves, László Kubala, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo Nazário, Rivaldo, Neymar, Ronald Koeman, Luís Figo, and Thierry Henry rounded out the list.

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