"For my friend Roni with love. A big hug. Leo"
10 years ago the situation in FC Barcelona was radically opposed. Ronaldinho was the idol of the fans with his magic and great performances, like in the 0-3 at Bernabéu which made Real Madrid fans applause Barça. The Brazilian's autograph was the most searched between supporters and everyone wanted to wear a jersey with El Gaúcho's number 10. Messi had just debuted as starter in a Clásico and was still learning from professor Ronaldinho.
Now, the roles have exchanged and Ronaldinho is just one of the millions of fans of Leo Messi. So much that Argentine sent him a signed shirt and a special message: "For my friend Roni with love. A big hug. Leo." Ronaldinho wanted to share this very special shirt on social networks and has published two photographs: one with the dedication and another with Messi writing on the jersey.
Their ways seperated some time ago and Messi assumed the big challenge to take Barça's 10. His friendship and respect is still alive.