Bojan Krkic snubs Lionel Messi and claims Ronaldinho was the best
‘He was something different’: Bojan Krkic snubs former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and claims ‘magic’ Ronaldinho was the best he played with… but he still says the Argentine is ‘unbelievable’
- The 32-year-old forward announced his retirement from football earlier this year
- Bojan spent four seasons with Barcelona, scoring 41 goals in 162 appearances
- He admitted that despite playing with Messi, he was most in awe of Ronaldinho
Bojan Krkic has snubbed former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and claimed that ‘magic’ Ronaldinho was the best he played with.
The 32-year-old announced his retirement from football earlier this year during a special ceremony with Barcelona president Joan Laporta at the Auditori 1899 of Camp Nou.
The forward spent four seasons with the Barcelona first-team, scoring 41 goals in 162 games before he was sold to Roma in 2011.
Bojan admitted that despite playing alongside Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique, he was most in awe of Ronaldinho.
‘Ronaldinho probably was the most special player that I played with,’ he told talkSPORT.
Bojan Krkic has snubbed Lionel Messi and claimed that Ronaldinho was the best he played with
Bojan, 32, spent four seasons with the Barcelona first-team, scoring 41 goals in 162 games
‘I remember Ronaldinho especially because for me, Ronaldinho is the best player that I saw as a fan and that I played with in my football career.
‘Obviously Messi is unbelievable, especially through all the years that he played, and he’s still playing and winning all the trophies that he achieved already.
‘He’s unbelievable, but Ronaldinho was something different. For me, he was special, magic – the way that he played football, the way that he could do it on the field with a smile on his face.’
The son of a Serbian footballer whose own career ended in Spain, Bojan was inducted into Barcelona’s world-famous academy at the age of nine.
Bojan made his first-team debut for Barcelona in 2007 at the age of 17 years and 19 days, breaking Messi’s team record for youngest player to feature in a La Liga match.
His other European stops before joining Stoke City in 2014 included loans with AC Milan and Ajax.
The Spaniard was released by the Potters in 2019 and played 85 times for Stoke, scoring 16 goals.
During his time as a player, Krkic won two Champions Leagues, three LaLigas, a Club World Cup, an Eredivisie medal, Canadian Cup, Copa Del Rey and the UEFA Supercup.
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