Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: These 5 stars made the direct Clasico switch

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Luis Figo (Mandatory Credit: Allsport/ALLSPORT)
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Luis Enrique
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4. Bernd Schuster

Schuster might have been nicknamed ‘The Blond Angel’, but the German was arguably the most ruthless and problematic player to play on both sides of the divide. Having signed for the Blaugranas in1980, he was an instrumental player for the club and instantly became a fan favorite. In spite of his good performances, his domineer was always an issue and it imploded in the 1986 European Cup final, which saw him leave the stadium after being substituted as Barcelona lost to Steaua Bucuresti.

However, despite making 170 appearances and helping the team win the league title in1985, he shockingly signed for Real Madrid. In his brief stint with the team, he was vital in helping to win consecutive leagues in 1989 and 1990, as well as a Copa del Rey title. He then incredibly signed with Atletico Madrid where he scored an important goal in the 1992 Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid to beat his former side and claim the title. Emotionless to the core, but then again, if he could spend all those seasons with Barcelona and directly sign for Real Madrid, then crossing a local rivalry should be nothing.

Despite playing more seasons with Barcelona, he became a thorn in their side as a manager with his Getafe team defeating them by a 4-0 scoreline in the Copa del Rey semifinal. That led to him returning to Real Madrid in 2007, winning a league title and receiving a guard of honor from Barcelona that season.

3. Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique is now Barcelona through and through. As a player, he was a fan favorite and could not stand the sight of Real Madrid, which was evident every time he scored against them. However, before becoming a club icon and an adopted Catalan, he use to be seen singing the famous “así, así, así gana el Madrid” chant. During his period with Real Madrid, he won a league and Copa del Rey title, as well as being on the scoresheet when they defeated Barcelona by a 5-0 scoreline.

However, with his contract expiring and feeling unappreciated by the club, he joined Barcelona in 1996 on a free transfer. With Barcelona, he enjoyed more success, winning a pair of league and Copa del Rey titles. He played in 207 games and scored 73 goals, five of them against Real Madrid. As a manager, he returned to Barcelona in 2014 and would win several titles, including the treble in 2015.