Eighteen years ago, FourFourTwo went to Barcelona to chat to the world’s best player - he told us we’d got the wrong guy

Lionel Messi Ronaldinho
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When FourFourTwo headed to Barcelona in late 2005 to interview Ronaldinho, we thought we were speaking to the best player on the planet.

Indeed, the Brazilian legend had just picked up the Ballon d'Or trophy months after leading Barcelona to the La Liga title and Brazil to the Confederations Cup, and later that season he would pick up the Champions League trophy, too. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.