Zinedine Zidane, Gonzalo Higuain and other stars who have played for both Real Madrid and Juventus

Sport360 staff 14:30 02/04/2018

Real Madrid and Juventus are set to clash again in this year’s Champions League quarter-finals, after Zinedine Zidane’s beat them convincingly in last year’s final.

And while both clubs have a rich history of world-class stars to have played for them, there are players who have represented both teams at different stages of their careers.

Here we take a look at those stars who’ve gone on to play for both the Spanish and Italian side.

ROBERT JARNI (Juventus 1994-95, Real Madrid 1998-99)

The Croatian stayed at both clubs for one year each. He was part of the Juve side to win Serie A in 1995. But was not a regular team player with Los Blancos.

LUIS DEL SOL (Real Madrid 1960-62, Juventus 1962-70)

He was the first Spanish player to play for Juventus. Del Sol played for two years at Real Madrid, but then moved to Juve for a big sum and became a club legend there.

SAMI KHEDIRA (Real Madrid 2010-15, Juventus 2015-present)

The German international won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014, but moved to the Turin side in 2015 and continues to play in the midfield with the Italians.

EMERSON (Juventus 2004-06, Real Madrid 2006-07)

Afer winning two titles with Juve, Emerson switched to Spain in the summer of 2006 and won La Liga in the only year he played there. He was later sold to AC Milan.

ZINEDINE ZIDANE (Juventus 1996-2001, Real Madrid 2001-06)

One of the best players to have played for both the clubs, Zinedine Zidane’s skill, goals, and ability made him a hero at Juve. He led them to two Serie A titles.

He left for Real Madrid for a world-record fee at the time in 2001/02. He was arguably the best player of his times and continued to play for the Whites till he retired in 2006.

FABIO CANNAVARO (Juventus 2004-06, Real Madrid 2006-09, Juventus 2009-10)

During his first spell at Juve, he won the Serie A titles twice in as many years. But they were both revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal.

He switched to the Spanish giants where he won two consecutive La Liga titles in his first two years. He was named World Player of the Year in 2006.

His form dipped in the 2008/09 season and he went back to the Bianconeri.

NICOLAS ANELKA (Real Madrid 1998-2000, Juventus 2013)

He moved from Arsenal to Real Madrid for a £22.3 million fee. Looked promising, but Anelka had a really poor season for Los Blancos, his first goal arrived in the second-half of the season.

Anelka played a part in helping the Spanish side to win the Champions League title, but soon left for PSG. His spell at Juve in 2012 lasted only two appearances.

MICHAEL LAUDRUP (Juventus 1985-89, Real Madrid 1994-96)

Michael Laudrup secured a Serie A title and an Intercontinental Cup with Juve, before moving on for a successful time at Barcelona in 1989.

He then made a controversial move to Real Madrid in 1994 where he won LaLiga in his very first season.

ALVARO MORATA (Juventus 2014-16, Real Madrid 2016-17)

The Spaniard came through Real Madrid’s youth system but was sold to Juve in 2014 with buy-back clause.

He had a decent run in Italy, but Madrid exercised their buy-back clause and he was back in Spain in 2016, but wasn’t a first team player, and soon moved to Premier League club Chelsea.

GONZALO HIGUAIN (Real Madrid 2007-13, Juventus 2016-present)

The Argentine scored over 100 goals for Real Madrid but was pretty inconsistent in his performances throughout his time at the club.

He moved to Napoli in 2013. His performances there made him the top goalscorer in Serie A in the 2015-16 season, as he notched up 36 goals. The striker then moved to rivals Juventus for a huge transfer sum and still continued to play for them.


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