real rivals


The rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been well documented. She has never been stronger perhaps than in recent years, when the two best players in the world – Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – have scoring goals which prompted the team to success la Liga, the Copa del Rey and UEFA. Champions League

both won 10 trophies Ballon d’Or in a row between them and it is a sign of quality between the two biggest clubs in world football – and make no mistake, they are that – that when the duopoly was broken, it was Luka Modric Madrid won. normal service has since been resumed with Messi taking the title this year.

Their predecessors in the famous Riares white shirts of Real Madrid or red and blue deBarcelone won the title of best player in the world as

Figo, for example, made in 2000. It was not long after he had moved to the Bernabeu from, of all places, Barcelona. – and what are its performance for the Catalan giants that were responsible for sentencing.

Figo was not welcomed by the faithful return the Nou Camp, with the worst example may come to visit in 2002.

He was targeted by fans throwing on him terraces objects. Team-mate Michel Salgado, who played fullback winger behind Portugal, told what the fans thrown.

“I used to give Luis a chance to take the small corner, establishing with him near the wing, but not time, “said Salgado” Missiles rained stands. Coins, a knife, a bottle of whiskey glass. “.

There was also famous pig’s head thrown in a game that was to be called out for 16 minutes by referee.

Figo spent five years in Barcelona before the transfer and was loved by the fans, but they had turned on him dramatically and let him know how much this second visit as a Real Madrid player .

in all more than 30 players have played for both clubs kits, starting with Alfonso Albéniz, who won trophies with Barcelona his hometown club before signing for Real Madrid back when they étaient again just Madrid CF – the real prefix was granted to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 after the Spanish flu pandemic. Albeniz later became director of the Madrid side.

This was another Alfonso quiétait among the last to put on the shirts of the two rivals. Alfonso Perez, who began his career at Real Madird, moved to Barcelona in 2000 from Real Betis. It was a largely forgettable two-year spell for the man who had won the Olympics with Spain in Barcelona in 1992.

disappointment was not the case of some of the others who Featured on both sides in El Clasico, however.


recently named as the greatest player ever by Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo is thea rarest of things: a player still loved by fans of Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Brazilian has only spent one season at Camp Nou but it fully lived up to his nickname “El Fenomeno” to the side of Bobby Robson. Mourinho had a front row seat forward to 47 goals in 49 games in the 1996-1997 season as a translator for Robson. Ronaldo leave for Inter for a world record amount. It shattered his former world record when he moved to Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven. He would move in 2002 and winning in Madrid from Italy another Ballon d’Or to add to the one he has for this season in Barcelona. Injuries and weight gain that led to him being known under the name “The Fat Ronaldo ‘would happen to him in his days plus later in Madrid, but it was a bit player.

So beloved was the player by football fans that he was given a standing ovation at Old Trafford when his hat trick hit Manchester United the Champions League in 2003. [123 ]

Samuel Eto’o
Cameroon striker has not been a successful Real Madrid, who he joined his homeland and spent three years la- low, mostly on loan. He left permanently for i Majorquen 2000, after only three appearances for Madrid and soon found his shooting boots. Four years later, he made the short trip to the Balearic Islands Barcelona and spent five years at Camp Nou. He won three league titles and two Champions League medals before moving to Inter Milan.

Luis Enrique
The trophies won in midfield for Real Madrid, where he spent five years before leaving on a free transfer and signing for Barcelona. He would go to the captain of that side would play more than 200 times and won two titles in La Liga. Enrique would later manage the club where he would add two Spanish titles and the Champions League in 2015.

Gheorghe Hagi
Romania has never won la Liga in four seasons, divided equally between the two clubs. MADRID Hagi joined in 1990 on the back of the World Cup this year in Italy, but after two years have passed in Serie A with Brescia where he spent two years before moving to Barcelona. The Maradona of Carpatheists left after two years he mostly warmed the bench for coach Johan Cruyff.

Michael Laudrup
The Dane won four titles in La Liga with Barcelona in the early 1990s and then moved to Madrid where he won again in its first season. Laudrup left because he had fallen with his coach Johan Cruyff and paste in Barcelona while also ending a five-year title drought in the capital could be the reason he was held in such high esteem in Madrid.

Javier Saviola
Argentine striker was a wonderkid River Plate in his homeland and capturing his signature was considered a coup for the club camp Nou. after hisarrival in 2001, he scored for fun in his first three seasons at Barcelona but has seen more bench time that action and was loaned. He played a final seasn for them before going to Madrid as a free agent. It is less successful in the colors of Real, but won the league once in his two years there.

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