10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS YOU DIDN’T KNOW PLAYED TOGETHER ARE THE FOLLOWINGS BELOW;
1. Mesut Ozil + Ivan Rakitic
• Club: Schalke 04
• Year: 2007
Ozil played a season with Rakitic at Schalke before he left for Weder Bremen…They were 2 of the most talented youngsters at Schalke
2. Francesco Totti + Pep Guardiola
• Club: AS Roma
• Year: 2003
Two legends of the game together in one team but Pep didn’t make much impact in Italy making only 6 appearances for Roma.
3. David Alaba + Roberto Firmino
• Club: Hoffenheim
• Year: 2011
Bayern LB Alaba spent a season on loan at 1899 Hoffenheim before returning to solidify his place at Bayern but Liverpool forward spent 4yrs at Hoffenheim.
4. Jan Oblak + Ederson Santana
• Club: Rio Ave
• Year: 2013
You can imagine having 2 of the world’s best goalkeepers in one team. Both in their formative years playing for the Portuguese team, Rio Ave with Ederson preferred to Oblak.
5. Andrea Pirlo + Diego Simeone
• Club: Inter Milan
• Year: 1999
I can only imagine these two legends in one midfield. Inter faithful enjoyed these two maestros on show at sansiro…Brain of Pirlo…Tenacity of Diego.
6. Micheal Essien + Benzema
• Club: Lyon
• Year: 2005
These two played together for Lyon winning the French title before moving on to Chelsea and Madrid respectively.
7. Eden Hazard + Patrick Kluivert
• Club: Lille
• Year: 2008
Ajax legend ended his career at Lille and spent his last season with young Eden Hazard who says the Dutchman made a positive impact on his career.
8. Toni Kross + Aturo Vidal
• Club: Bayer Leverkusen
• Year: 2009
Just imagine the class of Kross and the tenacity of Vidal in one midfield Leverkusen enjoyed that in 2010 whilst Kross was on loan from Bayern now they war against each other.
9. Lloris Kairus + Jerome Boateng
• Club: Manchester City
• Year: 2011
Who would have thought that Liverpool “legend” 😋 Kairus was a youth player at City and teammates to Boateng that was signed by Mancini from Hamburg.
10. Jordi Alba + Isco
• Club: Valencia
• Year: 2010
Two players that are currently playing for 2 bitter rivals Barca and Madrid both played for Valencia Team B and the main team en route moving to 2 of the biggest teams in Spain.
Which of them surprised you the most?
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