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Coutinho: This Former Barca Star Has Always Been My Idol

Philippe Coutinho: This Former FC Barcelona Star Has Always Been My Idol

By Keegan Kruger - Jan 11, 2018 03:34 PM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona new boy Philippe Coutinho has revealed which former Blaugrana star is his footballing idol.

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The Brazilian, who is now the second most expensive player ever, completed his £142 million (R2.38 billion) move from Liverpool to the Camp Nou on Monday.  

During an interview with FC Barcelona's official television channel, the 25-year-old told the host that he would be taking inspiration from "all the Brazilians" who have played at the club before him, and singled out one in particular.

"All the Brazilians had a great story at Barcelona, but Ronaldinho was always my idol," Coutinho told Barca TV, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I want everything to go well. I will work hard to live up to the expectations of me in training and on the pitch."

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Coutinho is currently carrying a thigh injury, and may only make his Blaugrana debut in the Catalan derby against Espanyol on 4 February.  

Are you surprised by who the former Liverpool star's football idol is? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jan 12, 2018 09:29 AM
people don't even realise that coutinho might even surpass neymar's chances of winning ballon after king messi and prince Cr7 have retired
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murendeni joe Jan 11, 2018 07:30 PM
He was genius
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Warras4phefeni Jan 11, 2018 05:55 PM
Ronaldinho babeyitsotsa kaloku ibhola no one can deny that.
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Stuart Alois Jan 11, 2018 05:15 PM
The master of art.
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tinashe nengomasha Jan 11, 2018 04:16 PM
Nice1 ntwana Ronaldinho10 d greatest of all time
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Golden Boots Jan 11, 2018 03:41 PM
This is no surprise and you will be as great as him!

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