On February 28, 2023, the FIFA Awards ceremony, Messi was selected as the FIFA Team of the Year for 16 consecutive years since 2007, becoming the player who has been selected as the FIFA Team of the Year for the most times, creating a historical record. Ronaldinho wrote in social media congratulations, "Congratulations to Messi, the best player in the world!" Unfortunately Cristiano Ronaldo missed the FIFA annual best lineup for the first time in 16 years.Lionel Messi shirts 2023
The FIFA Team of the Year is voted by professional players around the world and is a global award decided entirely by the players in the football world, with players performing from August 8, 2021 to December 18, 2022, during which they need to play at least 35 official matches. The highest voted non-goalkeeper player was selected.
Ronaldinho, from Barca's then No. 10, one of the most technically beautiful players of all time, said after witnessing Messi's first training session with the first team that the kid, seven years his junior, would become a better player than him. He was already a world footballer at the time, yet he was so high on praise for a kid who hadn't even made the Barca first team yet. Messi scored his first La Liga goal at 17 with a superb assist from Ronaldinho.
Messi is not a man of words, he is more used to expressing himself through actions. In the 2:0 win over Rangers in the Champions League, Messi repeatedly passed the ball to Ronaldinho, whose form was slipping. According to statistics, Messi made a total of 25 passes to Luo in that game, but only 2 passes to his other partner Henry. Messi helped Ronaldinho in his own way, just like Ronaldinho helped his obscure self back then.witte trui
They come from two countries that are soccer arch rivals - Brazil and Argentina - and they are teammates and rivals on the pitch. Ronaldinho and Messi actually only spent five short years together at Barca from 2003 to 2008. However, their friendship is incredibly strong. Ronaldinho and Messi's relationship, however, transcends many differences. The only thing that can probably explain it is the sympathy between geniuses!