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Coutinho: This Former Barca Star Has Always Been My Idol

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

Click through the mini-gallery above to see five other Brazilians who played for FC Barcelona.

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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