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  • Writer's pictureChristos Davos

Sports Stories: The making of "Galacticos"

The summer transfer window is in full swing, with Saudi Arabia developing into a top destination for top names in European football, as the money on offer is hard for European clubs to match. However, 20 years ago things were different, as in Real Madrid Florentino Perez had decided to "build" a team that would include the biggest names in World football, a team that over the years was called "Galaxy". .

The beginning takes place in 2000 where the new president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, decides to make a transfer move that has gone down in history. Luis Figo has left Barcelona and signed for Real Madrid for €62 million, which has further increased the rivalry between the worlds of the two clubs. However, the president of Madrid was determined to continue the reinforcement in the next transfer windows.

So next season Zinedine Zidane left Juventus and became the most expensive transfer in the history of football with an amount that reached almost 78 million euros. However, Perez's plan was still in its infancy, as over the next two years he brought Ronaldo to Inter for 46 million euros and in 2003 it was the turn of David Beckham to become a resident of Madrid, who put 37 million into Manchester United's coffers. euro.

Thus, Real Madrid was now a team of "stars", as its eleven included players such as Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Casillas, Ronaldo, Figo, Beckham. However, as it turned out, the money and big names helped the club's prestige, but for the demands made in those five years, Real Madrid did not deliver as expected as they won only one Champions League and in Spain celebrated two championships.


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