Romario, former FC Barcelona player, in an archive image


Romario 'passes' from Leo Messi when choosing the best of Barça

Published:5/02/2023 - 09:49h

Updated:5/02/2023 - 09:49h

Romário de Souza Faria, known worldwide as Romario, had the opportunity to choose his historic eleven from FC Barcelona. When choosing between him and Leo Messi, the Brazilian did not hesitate to bet on himself

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Hardly, a Brazilian will say that Leo Messi is the best player of the history, still if it treats of an eleven historical of the FC Barcelona. In the case of Romario, the ex star culé and of the Brazilian selection did not doubt in choosing to himself same like the best forward that has gone through the club, ensuring that, in his moment, was better that the 'crack' Argentinian, today appears of Paris Saint-Germain.

In an interview for the chain 'ESPN' Brazil, the one of Rio de Janeiro ensured that both "are different players. In his position he is better, but in mine, I am better", sentenced the Brazilian. Romario fichó By the Barça in the summer of 1993 in return of 5 million pertinent dollars of the PSV Eindhoven. The forward added 39 goals and 11 assistances in 65 parties with the club, winning a League (1993/94) in his two seasons in Catalonia.

This season was the best of his professional career, converting a total of 30 so many in 33 parties in the tournament. In the winter of 1995 forced his exit, returning to Brazil to play with the Flamengo. With the 'canarinha' attained to win the Glass of the World in 1994, in addition to two Glasses America, some Confederations and two Mercosur. His average with the 'scratch' was brutal: 81 goals and 18 assistances in 92 official parties.

The eleven ideal of the Barça for Romario

The legend of the Brazilian football compared to the Boat of Johan Cruyff of the 1993-94 with the team directed by Pep Guardiola that it won it everything between 2009 and 2012. In this sense, Romario decanted by Andoni Zubizarreta in place of Víctor Valdés in the arch. Besides, it chose to Guardiola above Sergio Busquets, to Ronald Koeman on Gerard Hammered and to Miguel Ángel Nadal in place of Javier Mascherano.

Of the same way, preferred to Sergi Barjuan that to Eric Abidal, to Hristo Stoichkov in the hand manually with David Villa and to Txiki Begiristain that to Pedro. In this sense, comparing to the 'dream team' of Cruyff with the 'Pep Team', only decanted by Dani Alves on Albert Ferrer, Xavi Hernández in place of Guillermo Love and Andrés Iniesta on José María Bakero.

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