10 Footballers Who Played For Both Barcelona And Real Madrid

10. Javier Saviola

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Those football fans who played Championship Manager in the late '90s and early 2000s can lay claim to knowing all about Javier Saviola before he even arrived in Europe.

The young striker arrived at Barcelona in 2001 with plenty of expectation on his young shoulders after lighting things up for River Plate over in South America.

He continued to do well too upon his arrival in Catalonia, firing in the goals and showing everyone in Europe he had what it took to make a name for himself.

However, after seeing his contract wind down at the Nou Camp following loan spells with Monaco and Sevilla, Saviola signed a three-year deal with Madrid.

He couldn't replicate the success he had had at the Nou Camp in the Spanish capital, however, as a couple of niggling injuries, changes in manager and big-name signings in his position restricted Saviola to sporadic appearances.

Still, he forged a successful career in the main and got himself on the scoresheet for both clubs during his spell in Spain.


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