Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho were team-mates at Barcelona for four years between 2004 and 2008.
In the years since Ronaldinho left for AC Milan, Messi has developed into one of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch.
The Argentina international is the club's all-time leading scorer having hit 496 goals from 572 games.
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Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi spent four years alongside each other at Barcelona
And Ronaldinho has recalled what his first impressions of his former team-mate were.
“Everyone saw he was fantastic from the very first day,” the 2002 World Cup winner told Four Four Two.
“I wanted to do with him what others had done with me: I wanted to help him in that first-team moment, because the talent was already obvious.
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Lionel Messi is Barcelona's all-time leading scorer
"When I started at Gremio I had experienced players helping me – my friends Beto and Guilherme.
"At Barça it was Carles Puyol, my big brother, my eternal captain who is always with me at charity events. I wanted to give back.”