Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Gives Perfect Answer on Claims Lionel Messi Is the Football GOAT

Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Gives Perfect Answer on Claims Lionel Messi Is the Football GOAT

  • Barcelona and PSG icon Ronaldinho has responded to claims that Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time
  • Messi is widely regarded as the best player of his generation, thanks to his individual achievements as a footballer
  • However, Ronaldinho has said that he is unsure if Messi can solely claim to be the greatest footballer of all time
  • The one-time Ballon d'Or winner contends there are several other former footballers who were good in the game

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has shared his thoughts on claims that Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer of time.

Messi is widely regarded as the best footballer to grace the game, with opinion still divided on who between him and Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the honour.

Lionel Messi, PSG, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi cuts a dejected figure during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo by Angel Martinez.
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Now aged 35, Messi, who is currently plying his trade in France with Paris Saint-Germain, has officially entered the twilight years of his football career.

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The Barcelona icon has won an incredible 35 trophies in his career, with two of those coming during his time at PSG.

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While the World Cup has been the most evasive trophy for him, the forward was lucky to have finally won an international trophy with Argentian after they secured the Copa America title in 2021.

This, coupled with his individual prizes, including a record seven Ballon d'Or awards has seen the forward continue to lay claim to the football GOAT tag.

Ronaldinho responds to claims Lionel Messi is the GOAT

However, Ronaldinho appears to be of a different view on claims that Messi is the best footballer of all time.

According to the former Barcelona and PSG star, that honour belongs to several other former players, including the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona.

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Speaking to Eleven Sports, Ronaldinho suggested he is not sure if Messi can solely claim to be the greatest footballer of all time.

"It is difficult to say, there are so many players. I don't like to compare," Ronaldinho said.
"You had Pele, Maradona, there we so many. Everyone of them was the best in their own time," he added.

Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score in 18 consecutive Champions League seasons

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi and setting records have become a consistent feature in the glittering career of the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.

Messi got his name on the scoresheet - his first in the Champions League this season - in PSG's second group game against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

After drawing a blank against Juventus last Tuesday, the 34-year-old former Barcelona talisman wasted no time to ensure his incredible goal-scoring run in Europe's premier club competition continues unabated.

Source: SportsBrief.com