- Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has sent a birthday wish to his ex-Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi
- Lionel Messi turned 35 on Friday, June 24, 2022 and the goodwill messages keep flooding in for the PSG forward
- Ronaldinho and Messi played together at Barcelona before the Brazilian left to join AC Milan in 2008
Brazilian football icon, Ronaldinho has sent a heartwarming message to Paris Saint Germain forward Lionel Messi on his 35th birthday.
The Argentina forward, widely regarded as the best to ever play the game, turned 35 on June 24, 2022.
In a message posted on social media, Ronaldinho is looking forward to meeting his former teammate again as he wished him a happy birthday.
"Happy birthday Leo Messi, a big hug!!! Hope to see you soon brother," he wrote.
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Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho played together at Barcelona from 2004 to 2008, before the 2002 World Cup winner left for AC Milan.
The Argentine superstar left Barcelona last summer after 22 years at the Catalan giants.
The 35-year-old won his seventh Ballon d'Or in 2021 but had a tough first season in France, managing only six Ligue 1 goals as Paris Saint Germain were crowned champions.
Meanwhile, Ronaldinho, who won the Ballon d'Or twice retired in 2015.
Ronaldinho scores in All Stars game in Miami
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Football legends Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos hosted an all-star game in Miami on Saturday night, June 18.
The two sets of teams featured both current and former football stars, with Team Roberto Carlos emerging victors.
According to GiveMeSports, Team Ronaldinho featured the likes of Rene Higuita and Patrick Kluivert, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala and Vinicius Jr in the starting XI, while Team Roberto Carlos had Cafu, Rivaldo, Carlos Valderrama, Radamel Falcao and Alphonso Davies among others.
Ronaldinho opens up on stunning goal against England at 2002 World Cup
Arguably one of his most famous goals, the Brazilian attacker chipped England goalie David Seaman from a free kick, when it looked like he would cross into the box.
At the time, England boasted a fabulous attack comprising the likes of Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham and Michael Owen.