Re: 2012-2013 Discussion Thread for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, etc
It's hard to say if Ronaldinho is overrated or not. The thing is that while he was a wonderful player, he looks even better on youtube, and that would be where the the whole 'Pele + Zidane+ Maradona = Ronaldinho' comes from. I also think he's underrated by some due to fall from grace coming right at the same time as Messi's rise. Which can give the impression that Ronaldinho perhaps wasn't that good after all, because look what this little Argentine is doing in his place, etc. It reminds me a bit of how Romario tends to be underrated these days because Ronaldo essentially went everywhere he did, and did better. The fact is though that no one comes off well when compared to Messi, and it was unfortunate for Ronaldinho that he has always suffered from those comparisons.
Overall I'd say Ronaldinho is probably in the top 5 players of the 00s. I can't be bothered making a list, but given he was the best player in the World for a good 2 year period of the decade, I'm happy saying he's in the top 5, probably high in that list too.
Last edited by #dealwithit; 10-20-2012 at 10:55 AM.