Who was the last player to use Barcelona's 10 in a derby before Lionel Messi?

After 13 years, Barcelona plays Real Madrid without Lionel Messi. With Ansu Fati as a replacement with the 10 on his back, who was the last to use it before the Argentine?

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Throughout the history of this club, several footballers have managed to wear the Blaugrana shirt, but not all of them manage to wear the most sought-after number. Today Ansu Fati has it, which is quite a novelty, since more than a decade has passed since a footballer who is not Lionel Messi disputes a derby against Real Madrid with the 10 on his back.

In fact, Lionel Messi awarded it to him for more than 12 years, and he cared for it in such a way that there was even talk of the possibility of removing the number from here on, in honor of his most important footballer throughout history .

For many players the number you carry on your back is not important, they consider that it depends on them to be able to wear it and make history. However, for others, having a number like the '10' is emblematic. It is that for lovers of good football, it is the sacred number. It is the synonym of good game. It is to see it, and to know who will be the best of the team, to whom you have to give the ball, and who will be in charge of managing the game.

The last to wear the bib before the arrival of Lionel Messi, was nothing more and nothing less than his mentor: Ronaldinho. In fact, the Argentine himself said that as soon as the Brazilian star made the decision to leave, he approached and asked him to inherit his shirt. What he never imagined is everything that would follow.

Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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