The two magicians plays for Barcelona for many season before Ronaldinho left for AC Milan, he believes that Messi will win the Ballon d'Or this time.
The 36 year old former Brazil international apex Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or in 2016,but he is not sure the Argentinean deserve this title or not this time.
The 2002 world cup winner play side by side with Messi for the Catalans for one season then he move to AC Milan.
This time the portuguess Cristiano Ronaldo won the Eufa Euro cup and also the Champions League,he is the main contender for this year’s Ballon d'Or ,then Brazilian legend his backing up his former team mate Messi this time.
"All the players have done a brilliant job, it is tough to choose," he told AS.
"Ok, I will be honest with you, I am backing Messi!
"I am delighted to see him happy, if he made the decision to come back to Argentina and he is happy so am I, because I am his friend."
When it comes to his favourites, Ronaldinho thinks the best are the two greats from Brazil and Argentina.
"In the history of football I only look at Maradona and Pele. Both are world football greats," he said.
“The former Selecao star went on to heap praise on Neymar, whom he also described as his "friend."
"He is my friend, and he is making history in the same club as I did and one day he will be the best player in the world," he affirmed.
"Seeing him, Messi and Iniesta achieve what they are brings me great joy."