Barça and Madrid have been rivals since the beginning of history, although this has not prevented some players from playing for both clubs. These are 18 footballers who played for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona .
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One of the best goalkeepers in history , whose name is linked to the award for the best goalkeeper of the season, went first to Barça and then to Real Madrid, although in between he was playing in the Spanish, where he made his debut.
Alfredo Di Stefano
When people talk about Alfredo Di Stefano everyone places him in the white club. What some do not know is that Barça signed “La Saeta Rubia” in an operation that has been discovered after more than 60 years. Not only Madrid and Barcelona were involved, but the River and the Colombians from Millonarios. Although the papers say that the first Spanish team to take over the player were the Blaugrana, his debut and the subsequent legend belong to the whites.
Not only at Real Madrid and at Barça. Schuster is one of the few players who has played in the Big 3 , since after passing through Barcelona and Madrid he signed for Atlético de Madrid. He was playing in Spain from 1980 to 1993. He has also coached several Spanish teams, including Real Madrid.
Considered one of the best Romanian players there has been, if not the best, he stood out as a midfielder and after his departure from Madrid to the Italian league, he returned to play here, this time in the eternal rival. He is on the FIFA 100 list, which remembers the best players of the 20th century.
Formed in the ranks of Real Sociedad, although he did not get to play in the first team due to the number of excellent goalkeepers provided by the club, in the mid-1980s he went to Madrid to play for Castilla and later became the third goalkeeper in the real Madrid. He went to Logroñés to get the opportunity to assert himself , and he stood out so much that Barça decided to get hold of him.
Another of the footballers who has passed through Barça (on 2 occasions), Atlético and Real Madrid . They were not the only teams, and his entire sporting life has been spent in Spain.
After a brilliant record with the Red Star, with whom he even won a European Cup , he arrived at Real Madrid, where he had some ups and downs. The injuries did not respect him either and he later went through several teams. When Atlético was going to sign him, Barcelona jumped in and managed to get hold of him, although they were not lucky either.
Arrived from Turin to Barça at the wish of Cruyff, despite the fact that he assured that he would not leave except to return to Denmark, he ended up playing for two years at Madrid, where rumors had been placing him for a long time .
The midfielder turned defender, a position in which he stood out, played for Barcelona from 90 to 92. After a bizarre operation, he played for Madrid where he remained until 96.
After starting his career at Madrid B and going through various clubs, including sometimes returning to the Whites’ first team, a successful visit to Mallorca made Barcelona notice him and sign him.
Formed in the lower categories of FC Barcelona, his first game with the first team was precisely against Real Madrid. Several years later it would be part of the eternal rival, during the time of “the Galactics” .
Considered one of the best footballers in the history of Portugal , Figo starred in one of the most notorious transfers between Barça and Madrid. And the most expensive in history up to that date. In both clubs he played for 5 seasons.
Milla was formed in Teruel, the team of the city where he was born, and Barça, where he consolidated and was called up for the national team. After that he signed for Real Madrid and spent 7 seasons until his departure to Valencia, where he ended his playing career.
Luis Enrique started playing futsal when he was very young, and later went on to soccer 11. His time at Real Madrid was not very successful, although he had quite outstanding seasons. After not reaching an agreement to renew he went to Barça, where he became an important figure and ended his career on the field.
Like his brother Iván, Alfonso began his career in the lower categories of Madrid, where despite winning some titles, he failed to consolidate. He went through Betis and then Barcelona, although injuries also prevented him from succeeding.
Remembered for being one of the best Brazilian players and closely linked to Spanish football, he spent a season with the Blaugrana, went to Italy and after 5 seasons he ended up in Spain with Madrid.
The best African player in history also went through the two greats in the League, first with Real Madrid and later with Barça after standing out with Mallorca, where he had established himself as an outstanding player.
“The rabbit” came to Barcelona at the age of 19 and played at a good level, although he was on loan to several teams while he was part of the club. After deciding not to renew it, he went to Madrid, where he did not have many opportunities.