Ronaldinho: "Messi is not the best ever, yes of his time"

He played at the Centenario de Morelos Stadium (Mexico) accompanied by former soccer player Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Governor of the State.


Brazilian Ronaldinho said Thursday Argentine Lionel Messi, the best player in the world to get his sixth Golden Ball in 2019, can only be qualified as "the best of his time" .

When being questioned about the deserving of Messi having obtained this award, Ronaldinho, who was a figure of Barcelona, acknowledged that it is uncomfortable to accentuate Messi as the best in history.

"I'm glad for Messi because he's a friend, besides he's been a banner of Barcelona. I don't like comparisons because it's hard to identify who is the best in history, there's Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo, I can't say that Messi is the best ever, he is the best in his time, "he said.

Roninho had an exhibition at the Centenario de Morelos Stadium, central Mexico, accompanied by former soccer player Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Governor of the State.

Brazilian, who went through teams like Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saitn Germaín, signed to play a couple of friendly matches in Mexico against combined former star players from the Mexican league.

On the eve, he participated in Cancun, southeast of Mexico in a meeting called 'for peace' in which he delayed his departure to the field 90 minutes until he was paid the 300,000 dollars he had agreed to.

After that episode, he met Cuauhtémoc Blanco in the state of Morelos, in central Mexico and before about 5,000 people, he was named distinguished character of the entity as well as sports ambassador.

"It is a pleasure to be here. Thank you for the love of a kind and gentle people. I hope to have a good time with all of you where football will be involved," said Ronaldinho.

Governor Cuauhtémoc Blanco, welcomed him in addition to reminding him of some sporting episodes of their career.

"Dear friend Ronaldinho, I appreciate your visit to Morelos as far as your career and your altruistic work has brought you. I have the honor of appointing you a Morelense sports ambassador and distinguished visitor; this is your home," he said.

Blanco stressed: "Sometimes we face each other, it was in the Confederations Cup of 1999, also before Pope Francis in Rome, in 2016 in favor of world peace, it was always a pleasure to play by your side, people recognize you with the selection and with Barcelona. Thank you for coming to Morelos to give love to all the people who admire you, "added Blanco.

After the protocol, they had a relaxed session of tennis-ball with other former players of the Mexican league who will be present at the exhibition game tomorrow in the Zacatepec area, about 50 kilometers from the center of Cuernavaca.

Ronaldinho, in sweatshirt and shorts, rallied for about 20 minutes and then went to the government palace where he had a private dinner with Cuauhtémoc Blanco, one of the most talented footballers in Mexico in the last 30 years.



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