Ronaldinho enjoyed a stellar career with Barca , Brazil , Milan and PSG , winning the 2005 Ballon d’Or , World Cup , Champions League and La Liga among other honours.
Messi – regarded as arguably thegreatest footballer ever – has claimed a record six Ballons d’Or to go with 10 La Liga crowns ,
four Champions League medals and more trophies.
But Cardetti , who spent a season playing alongside Ronaldinho at PSG before the Brazilian 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 , ” he added. “Players like him appear very rarely and they are remembered in football history. “I’m proud to have been a teammate of that kind of player.”