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And Ramos was no different as Ronaldinho caused many problems for the Spanish centre-back during El Clasico matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
A football YouTube account has produced a compilation to show how a prime Ronaldinho destroyed a younger Ramos during his early career at Madrid.
The footage also includes Ronaldinho during his time with AC Milan and where he would once again do battle with the defender in the Champions League.
It's hardly surprising that fans have said Ramos had 'nightmares for years' after going into one-to-one battles with the Ballon d'Or winner.
One fan posted: "Ronaldinho is no joke. The speed, agility, coolness under pressure. Ramos is bae... But his little loose ankles looked like noodles trying to defend him. Great players."
A second said: "Legend has it Ramos still get nightmares years after Ronaldinho left."
While someone else added: "Sergio Ramos is still figuring out what happened to him. LOL."
And a fourth simply wrote: "He was a legendary footballer."
Ramos has since admitted that Ronaldinho was his toughest opponent and branded the 2002 World Cup winner as "virtually unstoppable at his best."
The 34-year-old Spain captain explained: "There've been many. Ronaldinho was virtually unstoppable at his best, as a forward or a playmaker."
Ronaldinho, who retired from football in 2018, revealed that his toughest opponent came in the form of AC Milan icon Paolo Maldini.
The former Barcelona and Milan star said: "It has to be Maldini. Too many skills.
"It is impossible not to be amazed by how he made it all look effortless, especially when you get to play with him."
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