'Better than Messi and Cristiano' - Willian picks Brazilian star as 'best footballer' ever
'Better than Messi and Cristiano' - Willian picks Brazilian star as 'best footballer' ever
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'Better than Messi and Cristiano' - Willian picks Brazilian star as 'best footballer' ever

Chelsea winger Willian has waded into the Cristiano Ronald vs Lionel Messi debate but has taken an interesting stand in picking the best player. 

The winger believes the pair are nowhere close to Brazilian Ronaldinho, who played for Barcelona during his prime years. 

Willian believes Ronaldinho was better than the two, as he could score as well as 'entertain' with his play. 

"Ronaldinho was the best of them all," Willian told Goal when asked about the greatest player of all-time.  

"Better than Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Messi. They score a lot of goals, but what Ronnie was doing was amazing. He was amazing on the pitch, and he also scored goals. As a fan of his, I think he stopped too soon," 

"If Ronaldinho had continued to play like this for a couple more years, he would have been the best in the world on three, four or five occasions.

"He was twice, and then I don't know what happened.

"He was my biggest idol in football."

Willian has been linked with a move to Barcelona, even though he has clearly stated he is happy at the London club. 

He has become an integral member of Frank Lampard's young Chelsea team and being one of the senior members, he seems to be comfortable. 

He is currently with the Brazil national team for international friendly matches. 

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