Lionel Messi named to the FIFA Team of the Year for the 16th consecutive year

Lionel Messi named to the FIFA Team of the Year for the 16th consecutive year

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. Unfortunately, Cristiano Ronaldo was not selected for the FIFA annual best lineup this year.Argentina Messi trøje

Ronaldinho wrote in his social media congratulations, "Congratulations to Messi, the best player in the world!"

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. On May 1, 2005, Messi was 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old when he scored his first La Liga goal with a superb assist from none other than Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho has been in the negative press when Messi has been claiming, "Ronaldinho is very special to me, since I was promoted to the first team he has given me great help, he supports me, encourages me, gives me a lot of advice and is always the first to help me in difficult times." Messi is not a man of words, he is more used to expressing himself through actions. In the 2:0 victory over Rangers in the Champions League, Messi repeatedly passed the ball to Xiao Luo, whose form was slipping. According to statistics, Messi made a total of 25 passes to Xiao Luo in that game, but only 2 passes to his other partner Henry.billige trøje

A Brazilian and an Argentinian, they come from two countries that are soccer arch rivals. They are teammates and originally were even more 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, until today. Ronaldinho and Messi's relationship, however, transcends ordinary gateway differences, position battles, and age differences. The only thing that can be explained is probably the sympathy between geniuses!