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Real Madrid, Barcelona
Basque, Catalonia, Castile without Madrid players, Madrid Community, Andalusia
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Florentina Perez
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Miguel Munoz
Real Madrid Argentine Best XI
Real Madrid Castilla Greatest All-Time
Real Madrid All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Spain without Real Madrid and Barcelona players
Real Madrid All-Time Team for Spanish players
Barcelona Dutch Best XI
Barcelona All-Time Team for Spanish Players
Barcelona All-Time Team for Foreign Players
This blogger Artur Yanturin copied my blog page. His entry was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. He also copied many many of my blog entries.
Голландско-немецкое соперничество между Реалом и Барселоной
Этот блогер Артур Янтурин скопировал команду моего блога. Его запись была написана в 2020 году, а моя была загружена в 2014 году. Он также скопировал многие из моих записей в блоге.
After Neeskens left Barcelona in 1979, Barcelona actually looked at the Bundesliga for players. They bought Allan Simonsen, a Danish teammate of Jensen and Stielike from Borussia Mönchengladback in 1979. A year later, they signed Bernd Schuster.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid's German connection did not expand after the 1970's. Bernd Schuster joined from Barcelona in 1988 and Bodo Illgner came in 1996. Real Madrid had no other German players until Mesut Özil and Sami Khedira joined in 2010, and Toni Kroos in 2014. Schuster's transfer was controversial, but it was not the same epic proportion of the transfer of Luis Figo in 2000. Illgner would win a Champions' League trophy in 1998. In fact, Real Madrid bought a lot of Dutch players between 2007 and 2009 when Schuster became the manager. Royston Drenthe, Arjen Robben, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart joined the club in that period. Schuster only signed a single German, Christopher Metzelder. On the other hand, Rijkaard was managing Barcelona at the same time. He only had Van Bommel on his team(Davids was on half a season loan deal).The Dutch legacy would continue in Barcelona. Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona as the manager in 1988. He won the first ever European Cup for Barcelona in 1992 with his "Dream Team". Ronald Koeman scored the winning goal at Wembley that night. Louis van Gaal also had two spells as Barcelona's manager from the late 1990's until 2003. Under him, Barcelona was loaded with Dutch players. Ruud Hesp, Patrick Kluivert, Philip Cocu, Michael Reiziger, Winston Bogarde, Ronald de Boer, Frank de Boer, Boudewijn Zenden, Marc Overmars and Giovanni van Bronckhorst all played for Barcelona during or between his two spells. Frank Rijkaard took over in 2003 and he brought Edgar Davids to the club in 2004 and Mark van Bommel in 2005.