Neymar is my heir, says Brazil legend Ronaldinho

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Ronaldinho has dubbed Neymar his heir as the star of the Brazil team.

The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner was an icon for the national team and helped guide them to World Cup glory in 2002 and the Copa America in 1999.

Brazil lifted the 2019 Copa America with Neymar injured, and the PSG star was disappointed in the final on Saturday as Argentina defeated the Selecao 1-0 to clinch the title. 

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Ronaldinho believes the 29-year-old attacker has taken his place as Brazil's hero, telling France Football: "Yes, without a doubt, he's my heir.

"He's our main player, the idol of the Brazilians.

"He hasn't lost his daring, his dribbling, and it's always a pleasure to see him on the pitch." 

Ronaldinho tips Mbappe for Ballon d'Or

Ronaldinho has also been impressed by Kylian Mbappe's impact for PSG and France.

He has backed the World Cup winner to follow in his footsteps by winning the Ballon d'Or in the future. 

"He reminds me a bit of Ronaldo. I love this child. He's a great player, very talented," he added.

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"He has all the qualities to conquer the Ballon d'Or. I like to see him play, especially when Neymar plays with him.

"In terms of top players, Paris is very well served."

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