Ronaldinho Voted Greatest Brazilian Import of La Liga Ahead of Ronaldo and NeymarPosted By: Oendrila De | January 28, 2018
In the last decade, the world of La Liga has had two players Cristano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominating it. The two international forwards from Portugal and Argentina have taken the last 10 Ballon d’Or awards, which have been shared by the two. However, before these two players took over the world of La Liga, Brazilian players used to be all over the Spanish league scene, mesmerizing the fans with their technical capabilities, and the fans have not forgotten that. They seem to believe that former Barca player Ronaldinho is the greatest Brazilian to play in the Spanish League. and Ronaldinho Voted Greatest Brazilian Import of the Spanish League.
Ronaldinho Voted Greatest Brazilian Import of La Liga Ahead of Ronaldo and Neymar
After Ronaldinho’s retirement from pro soccer, everything wondered who the most influential Brazilian is to ever play in La Liga. To find out the answer, 90min.in got its readers to vote, and after counting 70,000 votes, it was found that they think the former Barcelona player is the best ever to play in La Liga. Fans have put him ahead of Ronaldo Nazario, as well as current Brazilian sensation Neymar jr., who just left La Liga to join Ligue 1 in 2017-18.
Kaká, Cafu, and Roberto Carlos received 2% of the votes. Former centre-back from Valencia, Romario was in the fifth place. He joined Barca in 1993 for €12 million. He was beaten by Rivaldo, who got 4% of the votes, for his performances at Camp Nou which he joined in 1997. In the third place was Neymar, who is, in general, the most popular La Liga player after Messi and CR7. Ronaldo Luís Nazário, considered as one of the best players in the world, got 21% votes and was ranked third.
And Ronaldinho emerged at the top of the list, receiving 59% of the votes, which counts to almost 40,000 votes. He lived in Spain for only five years, and became a role-model for the enormous number of fans around the world. There’s no denying that he is one of the players who have shaped the opinions of fans for his own generation as well as the future generations about Brazilian football of an international scale, and Spain when it comes to leagues.