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10 Players Who Played For Both Real Madrid And Barcelona

4. Bernd Schuster

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Barcelona 1980-1988

Real Madrid 1988-1990

The West German international was something of a favourite at the Camp Nou, having amassed over 200 appearances during his eight years with the Catalans. Schuster was an important part of the FC Barcelona team during the 1980s, leading the game from midfield and scoring many goals.

However, in 1988, he lost his hero status among the Barca faithful when he left for the capital. To make matters worse for his former club, he played a key role as Los Blancos won the La Liga title in 1989 and 1990.

3. Michael Laudraup

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Barcelona 1989-1994

Real Madrid 1994-1996

Such is the impression that the former Swansea City manager made on both clubs, Laudrup is still held in high esteem at the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu.

The Dane joined Barcelona from Juventus after an unsuccessful season with Italian giants in 1989; he enjoyed huge success at Camp Nou under the management of  Johan Cruyff, winning won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994.

However, in 1994, after falling out with Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff, Laudrup decided to join arch rivals Real Madrid in an attempt to win more trophies with Los Blancos.

His goal was achieved as he went on to lead Real Madrid to La Liga winning season that would end the Catalans dominance and Laudrup is still highly thought of at both clubs.

While playing with Barcelona he participated in the 5–0 victory over rivals Real Madrid in the 1993–94 season. The following season while playing for Real Madrid he was part of the team that beat Barca 5-0.

2. Luis Enrique

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Real Madrid 1991-1996

Barcelona 1996-2004

Among the scorers for Madrid during the aforementioned 5-0 demolition was midfielder Enrqiue, who had joined Real from Sporting Gijon in 1991. He spent five seasons at Santiago Bernabeu where he won all domestic trophies before joining fierce rivals FC Barcelona on a free transfer in 1996.

Enrique was made Barcelona captain and stayed eight years with the club, scoring over 100 goals and winning two La Liga titles and UEFA Super Cup, among many.

1. Luis Figo

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Barcelona 1995-2000

Real Madrid 2000-2005

The Portuguese’s move from Barcelona to Real Madrid is regarded as the most controversial transfer in football history. Figo spent successful five years at Barcelona, winning many domestic and European titles, including two La Liga medals since his arrival in 1995.

His skills and approach to the game on the pitch won him the place in the hearts of the Catalans, playing 172 league games and scoring 30 goals for them.

In the summer 2000, Figo made a controversial decision to leave the Catalans and sign for bitter rivals Real Madrid , where was crowned FIFA player of the year in 2001.

When he returned to the Camp Nou for a league game in the white of Real Madrid,  Barcelona fans appeared to have a shooting contest, throwing all kinds of items to the pitch to hit Figo, including coins, golf balls and even a pig’s head.

Figo went on to win one UEFA Champions League with Los Blancos, something he could never accomplish with the Catalans.

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