Ronaldinho names Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo de Lima as his greatest footballers

Ronaldinho names Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo de Lima as his greatest footballers

- Ronaldinho has picked Pele, Diego Maradona and Ronaldo de Lima as his best footballers

- The Barcelona legend claimed it is difficult to say former teammate Lionel Messi is the GOAT

- Ronaldinho and Messi won trophies together during his spell at Barcelona before leaving for AC Milan

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Ronaldo has snubbed his former Barcelona teammate as the best footballer of all-time after selecting Pele, Diego Maradona and Ronaldo de Lima.

Messi captured his record six ballon d'Or award last December, moving one step ahead of his fiercest rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho and Messi played together at the Camp Nou for a while until Pep Guardiola's arrival at the club as the Spanish legend asked him to leave the club.

Ronaldo names Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo de Lima as his greatest footballers

Ronaldo names Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo de Lima as his greatest footballers. Photo by Mikhail Metze and Denis Doyle
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But the 2002 World Cup winner believes that there are three other players better than the Argentine superstar and it would be difficult to call him the goat.

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Ronaldinho told Spanish newspaper Marca:

"I'm glad Messi won the Ballon d'Or. We were also friends during our time at Barcelona.
"But I don't like to compare, and I find it difficult to say he is the best of all time."

The former Paris Saint-Germain star picked compatriot Pele, Argentine legend Diego Maradona and former Brazilian teammate Ronaldo de Lima.

Ronaldinho said

"There was [Diego] Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo... it's hard to say that Messi is the best throughout the history of football. I can only say he is the best of his era."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that many footballers prefer to lease a new supercar rather than paying a lump sum amount in purchasing them.

The advantage of leasing gives the players options in swapping cars of their choices when they are bored with the old ones they are using.

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Big names like Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gareth Bale and more are understood to have deals on leased motors.

Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer and the second player that recently hit the $1billion mark in terms of earnings.

With the enormous amount in his bank account, the Barcelona star can afford to buy anything he wishes with his money.

The 33-year-old has a fleet of luxury things in his possession including his private jet, mansion, cars, hotels and many other things that give him comfort.

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