- Martin Carrdetti says he will pick Ronaldinho over Messi
- The former Argentina striker says the Brazilian is touched by God
- Cardetti and Ronaldinho were team-mates at League 1 side PSG
Former Argentina striker Martin Cardetti has stated that he would choose former Paris Saint Germain team-mate Ronaldinho over compatriot Lionel Messi, SunSport reports.
Despite Messi winning the Ballon d’Or for record six times, Cardetti who scored 7 goals in 21 appearances for the Ligue 1 side says he will choose the Brazilian anytime any day.
Ronaldinho who won the 2005 Ballon d’Or had a blistering career with top European clubs including Barcelona, PSG as well as AC Milan.
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He won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League medals, 2002 Fifa World Cup and a host of other great titles.
Cardetti who spent just one season with Ronaldinho at PSG before the Samba Boy moved to Barca in 2003, told Crack Deportivo: "As a coach, for my team I would choose Ronaldinho at his best over Messi.
"I shared a year with Ronaldinho and he is a different player, he's touched by God.
"He always had fun; with the ball he was always doing things and he practiced a lot so that he could replicate those things in matches.
"You see him in training, in matches and every move he makes is different from everyone.
"Players like him appear very rarely and they are remembered in football history.
"I'm proud to have been a team-mate of that kind of player."
Just recently, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi channeled his free time during this coronavirus pandemic season to naming his ultimate XI.
The squad consists of mostly players he has shared the dressing room with at the Camp Nou with Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandes highlighting the list. Since he was promoted to the first team about 15 years ago, the Argentine icon has won 34 titles including four Champions League and 10 La Liga titles.
Neymar spent just four years at the Camp Nou but those periods were electrifying, with Messi teaming up with the Brazilian alongside Luis Suarez to demystify defenders' confidence.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi's rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is one that will not go away easily even after both stars have retired from the game.
The superstars have been on top of their games in over 15 years - winning individual as well as collective accolades with their respective clubs.
One thing which fans always seem to agree on in the debate is the clear distinction in the players' success stories.
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