Messi is a six time Ballon d’Or winner however fellow Argentine Cardetti prefers Argentine Ronaldinho as the best, MySportDab reports.
Martin Cardetti stated he would pick out former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Ronaldinho over Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Ronaldinho enjoyed a stellar career with Barca, Brazil, Milan and PSG.
Winning the 2005 Ballon d’Or, World Cup, Champions League and La Liga amongst different honours.
Messi considered as arguably the biggest footballer ever has claimed a record six Ballons d’Or to go with 10 La Liga crowns, 4 Champions League medals and extra trophies.
But Cardetti, who spent a season playing alongside Ronaldinho at PSG before the Brazilian moved to Barca in 2003.
He informed Crack Deportivo: “As a coach, for my team I would pick out Ronaldinho at his great over Messi.
“I shared a year with Ronaldinho and he is a unique player, he is touched by God.
“He constantly had fun; with the ball he was constantly doing things and he practiced a lot so that he could replicate those things in matches.”
On Ronaldinho, Argentinian Cardetti added.
“You see him in training, in matches and every move he makes is unique from everyone,” he added.
“Players like him appear very rarely and they are remembered in soccer history.
“I’m proud to have been a teammate of that sort of player.”
Ronaldinho has been in the news of late after he and his brother Roberto Assis have been arrested in Paraguay in early March for allegedly using fake documents to enter the country.
After spending a month in prison, a judge decided that the duo can live in a hotel in Asuncion whilst they look ahead to trial on their charges.
Speaking to Paraguayan tv network ABC Color from the Palmaroga hotel in the Paraguayan capital.
The 40-year-old former Brazil international stated they came to the country to be at the launch of an online casino.
Former Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldinho, part of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winning squad, stated the whole scenario had been very tough and he was working with the police to try and get to the bottom of matters.
He said: “We had been definitely surprised to learn that the documents were not legal.
Since then our intention has been to collaborate with the justice system to make clear the facts.
“From that moment till today, we have explained everything and facilitated everything that has been requested of us.”
Speaking of the moment he was informed he was going to jail, Ronaldinho said.
“It was a challenging blow, I never imagined that I would go through such a situation.
All my life I have sought to reach the very best professional level and bring joy to people with my football.”