I have always admired Okocha, confesses Barcelona great Ronaldinho

The two veterans are widely considered among the greatest midfielders the game has ever seen, and they crossed path in Bahrain

Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has never hidden his admiration for former Nigeria captain Austin Okocha.

The 2005 Fifa World Player of the Year winner confirmed it again, when he met the Bolton Wanderers’ great in Bahrain venue of the 67th Fifa Congress.

Ronaldinho was Okocha’s protégé at Paris Saint Germain before the latter’s departure for the English Premier League. Aside the Nigerian, he also revealed his respect for former Colombia skipper Carlos Valderrama.

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''Só camisa 10 que sempre admirei. @iamokocha e @PibeValderramaP,'' he tweeted posing with the iconic No.10s. In English it means: ''Only 10 shirt I've always admired. Okocha and Valderrama''

Diego Maradona, Carli Lloyd, Alex Scott , Karina LeBlanc, Said Olawairan, Cafu, David Trezeguet and Alexey Smertin are other legends in Asian country for the congress billed for Thursday at the International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Manama.

There, the Fifa council will discuss a number of key topics related to the future of the world governing body’s competitions, particularly the Fifa World Cup.