Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi has named Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho as his hero.
Ronaldinho, a World Cup winner with Brazil is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation.
The 39-year-old was famous for his amazing skills and ability to score spectacular goals.
Ajayi reveals his admiration for the former AC Milan and Paris Saint- German star.
“Ronaldinho? Yes, there was nobody like him at the time. He did things no other player was trying; definitely my first football hero,” Ajayi told West Bromwich Albion’s official website.
Emulating his hero, the Super Eagles star has shown his versatility by playing in central defence, full-back and in midfield
The former Rotherham United man, however, revealed his preferred position is centre-back, where he has flourished for the Baggies this campaign.
“I feel most comfortable at centre-half. Always have done,” he continued.
“I’m more than happy to step into midfield if asked but I’ve never thought of myself as a midfield player.”