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Five key players, past and present, of the Madrid Derby

Five key players, past and present, of the Madrid Derby

BOTH Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid have been fixtures in the very top echelon of world football for years, and as a consequence, some of the world’s finest players have played in this iconic cross-city derby. Here are five who have really stood out over the past few decades. Raúl González, Real Madrid's player, during the match FC Barcelona-Real Madrid. Source: Wikimedia Commons Raúl (Real Madrid, 1994-2010) He may have been in Atlético de Madrid’s academy as a kid, but Raúl crossed the capital city divide as a teenager and, after finishing his footballing education at Real Madrid, haunted…
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After 16 years, Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid

After 16 years, Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid

MPHO RANTAO AFTER 16 years and 22 trophies at the Santiago Bernabeu has come to an end for the legendary Sergio Ramos.  Real Madrid confirmed that the world champion defender would no longer be wearing the white and blue jersey. The move is a result of continuous broken down contract negotiations between Ramos and Real Madrid.  Madrid had only been able to offer Ramos a one-year extension with a 10% reduction on his salary after the defender had reportedly been seeking a two-year extension. His exit officially makes him available as a free agent.   His exit also comes after the…
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