Juventus and Real Madrid CF meet this evening but can you name the eight players and two coaches that have featured for both? It is an impressive list.
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Juventus and Real Madrid CF are two of Europe's behemoths, with over 60 league titles and 20 European Cup final appearances between them. They have met 16 times and though the transfer of players (and coaches) between the pair is surprisingly limited, there is still a healthy connection.
Juventus 1996–2001, Real Madrid 2001–06
The France great made just over 150 appearances for both clubs. He claimed two Serie A titles and was twice a UEFA Champions League runner-up in Italy, before going one better after his world-record €75m move to the Spanish capital by scoring the winner in the 2002 final. Won the Liga the following season and is now Real Madrid Castilla coach.
Juventus 2004–06 and 2009–10, Real Madrid 2006–09
Landed two titles in as many years in his first stint in Turin, yet both were rescinded following the Italian match-fixing trial and Juve were demoted. The Italy defender promptly joined Madrid, inheriting Zidane's No5 shirt, and won back-to-back Liga championships. He returned to Juventus when his contract ran out, but it was a season to forget.
Juventus 2004–06, Real Madrid 2006–07
Brazil midfielder Emerson's time at Juventus coincided with Cannavaro's, and like the defender he headed to Spain once the Turin team were relegated to Serie B. He lifted the title in his sole campaign at the Santiago Bernabéu, finishing the season strongly – but deemed surplus to requirements, he left for AC Milan.
Juventus 1985–89, Real Madrid 1994–96
Signed by Juve to replace Zbigniew Boniek, Laudrup was a Serie A winner in his first term before injuries and loss of form saw him marginalised. The Denmark playmaker departed for FC Barcelona where he thrived under Johan Cruyff, picking up the 1992 European Cup and four straight Liga titles, making it five in a row after transferring to Madrid.
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Real Madrid 1960–62, Juventus 1962–70
In the Madrid side for their 7-3 European Cup final victory of 1960 at Hampden Park, the Spain midfielder also collected two championships with the Merengues and scored against Juve in a quarter-final replay in 1962. Yet it is with the Bianconeri that he is best associated. He made 294 outings in eight seasons in northern Italy, winning the league and Coppa Italia once apiece.
Real Madrid 2008–2014, Juventus 2014–
The Spain forward came through Madrid's youth ranks, registering ten goals in 37 games before switching to Juve last summer for a reported €20m, with the Blancos retaining a buy-back option. He scored on his second appearance and has now played 40 matches and counting for the treble chasers.
Real Madrid 1999–2000, Juventus 2013
The fleet-footed front man was Madrid's record buy when he arrived from Arsenal but he struggled to settle – two UEFA Champions League semi-final goals were rare highlights. The Spaniards recouped most of their outlay a season later when Anelka went to Paris Saint-Germain. Thirteen years on, he made three substitute cameos while on loan at Juve.
Juventus 1994–95, Real Madrid 1998–99
The Croatia left-back won silverware with both teams. Having linked up with Juve from Torino FC, he was a peripheral player as they clinched the double in his only Bianconeri campaign. It was similar at Madrid where he was used mainly as a substitute, including in the European/South American Cup.
Juventus 1970–76 and 2004–06, Real Madrid 1996–97 and 2006–07
Capello compiled three titles in six seasons as a Juventus player, yet two more in as many campaigns as coach were taken away as part of the match-fixing scandal. 'Don Fabio' guided the Merengues to the championship in each of his two terms at the Santiago Bernabéu – and promptly parted company each time.
Juventus 1999–2001, Real Madrid 2013–
Having replaced Marcello Lippi, Ancelotti steered Juve to second spot in both of his two seasons at the helm but was nonetheless sacked. After success at AC Milan, Chelsea FC and Paris, he was appointed by Madrid in summer 2013, directing them to four trophies in his first campaign.
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