Fan claims Neymar is 'superior' to Ronaldinho, causes huge debate
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A fan has caused a huge debate by claiming Neymar is "superior" to compatriot Ronaldinho.
The pair of Brazilian stars have regularly been compared to one another, with Neymar essentially carrying the torch from Ronaldinho in this current era.
'R10' is quite possibly football's greatest entertainer, playing with a smile on his face and doing things with a ball that no-one ever saw before.
His flicks and tricks were jaw-dropping but he also backed that up with an end product and won the 2005 Ballon d'Or after a stellar year with Barcelona.
However, @neyhoIic is not having that Ronaldinho is better than Neymar and reckons nostalgia has clouded the judgement of many.
Ronaldinho was never this good of a playmaker or passer. Don't let nostalgia fool you. Neymar is just the superior player. pic.twitter.com/5Ipd90dG5j— .🥷 (@neyhoIic) September 13, 2022
The Twitter user shared a six-minute compilation of Neymar strutting his stuff and it went viral, amassing 1.7 million views.
And it was enough to make them form the opinion that Ronaldinho, despite being a World Cup winner, "was never this good of a playmaker or passer".
Unsurprisingly that caused quite the storm on social media and plenty of mixed opinions:
In terms of footballing ability he is hugely disrespected, probably one of the most ever tbh. https://t.co/dLCn6PyqVD— Keano (@Keano_facts) September 14, 2022
People are stuck in the past because Ronaldinho was the only good Dribbler at the time https://t.co/0WttmXy1Ps— Tshepiso More 𓃵 (@phonemasterM) September 14, 2022
Go home football twitter, you're drunk https://t.co/IEl42ZwKdx— i-Ferg (@fungiferg) September 14, 2022
What a player man, so glad I put my nonsense agenda aside... look at the talent. Football misses players like Neymar https://t.co/BIKd6M26Oa— A (@LoftusCheeked) September 14, 2022
Say goalscoring and longevity and I'd agree, every other part of his game is inferior to Ronnie. https://t.co/HyfW52pKyY— J a m e s (@JimWynn7) September 14, 2022
Folks will watch this and still disagree. 😹 Neymar is arguably top 2 most complete footballer oat https://t.co/nbO6onwQal— Tshego (@Fatso998) September 14, 2022
Tbf he was a great playmaker but def not Ney level overall. Ney has everything he had & far superior output https://t.co/AzywGvZMok— Mihir / IG: @mihirfooty10 (@pelesburner) September 14, 2022
You guys know how much I love neymar but Ronaldinho could literally make every single one of these passes 😂 https://t.co/o9ygZjqkd6— NFO (@NicoFootballOp) September 14, 2022
Neymar, who has been in fine form this season for PSG, grew up idolising Ronaldinho and once bowed down to him when playing for Santos.
He's since created his own legacy and has 110 goals in 153 games for PSG since they forked out £200 million to sign him from Barcelona in 2017.
Ludovic Giuly, who also played for both PSG and Barca, had a bold take on the duo when he said they "have everything," but neither did "everything to be even higher" and reach the next level.
"I'm going to compare Ronaldinho and Neymar on a career level," he told Telefoot.
"They have everything, but they don't give everything to be even higher."