10 Players You Forgot Played For Real Madrid

9. Alvaro Negredo

Ruud van Nistelrooy of the Netherlands holds up his new Real Madrid shirt during his official presentation at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Friday, July 28, 2006. Van Nistelrooy, formerly of Manchester United, is Real Madrid's third signing since Ramon
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Perennial journeyman Alvaro Negredo has played for nine different clubs, but nowhere has he played for more than two seasons barring Sevilla. At Real Madrid though, he didn't play even a single game.

The Spaniard was an important player for the reserve side, netting 22 times from 65 games. He then replicated his heroics with Almeria in the top-flight too, but Los Blancos exercised the buyback clause in his contract in 2009.

Negredo played during the pre-season that summer and even scored once, but forced an exit as Manuel Pellegrini, the Real Madrid manager at the time, didn't guarantee him first-team chances due to Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar all in the squad.

He has since played for Sevilla, where he truly shot to stardom, followed by Manchester City, Valencia, Middlesbrough, Besiktas and lately Al-Nasr, netting 182 times from 434 games in all competitions.


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