Ronaldinho was present at the Parc des Princes during PSG’s 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Speaking to Le Parisien, the 2005 Balloon d’or winner said “I think Mbappé will win the Ballon d’Or one day. He’s very young but he’s already had a great career.”
Nicknamed football’s future king. Football’s future O Rei during his days with PSG, Ronaldinho played 207 times for Barca over a five-season period in which he scored an impressive 94 goals and helping them to the titles in La Liga in 2005 and 2006.
Ronaldinho also believed he would have played well alongside the World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
“What a player. He’s from another generation compared to Messi/Neymar, but he makes you want to watch him play.”
“He’s a good guy. It’s that style of football that I like. It’s the kind of football that everyone likes, no? With aspects of dribbling and speed, which I love. These are the players I like to watch.”
The 2021 Ballon d’Or 30-man shortlist
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Juventus), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Jorginho (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (AC Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich).
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea/Inter Milan), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain/Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Pedri (Barcelona), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)