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Former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho has revealed that he recommended Frank Lampard to his former boss Frank Rijkaard. It was the Dutchman who brought Ronaldinho to the Camp Nou in 2006.
The Brazilian went on to dominate world football for a couple of years and he also won the world player of the year award during this period. It was also the time when Ronaldinho came across Lampard when Barcelona played against Chelsea in the Champions League. The England midfielder was a crucial reason behind Chelsea beating the Spanish club on a couple of occasions.
Back then, the England international was revered at Chelsea for his ability to score goals from the midfield. At the peak of his powers, Lampard could score more than 20 goals regularly from the midfield. Ronaldinho says that this ability has been matched by very few midfielders in history and that signing the England international would have helped Barcelona to become an even bigger force in world football.
The Brazilian national football team is not going through the best of times as they were disqualified from the 2014 World Cup in an abysmal fashion after losing against Germany with a scoreboard of 7-1.
It was a tournament to forget for the Brazilians as they watched their team get crushed in their own home soil but according to Ronaldinho Gaucho, they have already bounced back from that result and they are ready to get things on with the 2015 Copa America being their next task which the team wants to win.