Ronaldinho at PSG: The ‘low key’ transfer that forged a legend

Before Lionel Messi and before Cristiano Ronaldo, came Ronaldinho. A man who cared not for the numbers of the game. The Brazilian played to entertain and entertain he did.

The iconic image of him lifting Lionel Messi on his back after the 17-year-old Argentinian scored the first of 672 Barcelona goals endures and has become all the more noteworthy after Messi mirrored the move of Ronaldinho. While the Brazilian went from Paris Saint-Germain to the Camp Nou, Messi has done the opposite.

But while Leo will likely spend the twilight years of his career at the Parc des Princes, it was in that stadium that Ronaldinho transformed from one country’s next big hope into the world’s favourite footballer. The birth of O Rei. The king.

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