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Real President On How He Convinced Ex-Galactico To Join From Barca

Real Madrid President On How He Convinced Ex-Galactico To Join From FC Barcelona

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 10, 2017 08:45 PM @KurtLaduma

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has described what it was like luring his first "Galactico" to the club. 

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The Los Blancos president recently spoke about Luis Figo's controversial move to the Santiago Bernabeu from FC Barcelona in 2000, admitting that it was difficult to convince the retired Portugal international to join the club.

Perez hinted that Figo was the start of the Galactico era at Real, before the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo de Lima, and David Beckham came in to create what was a star-studded Real side.

"Nobody had spent 60 million euros in 2000," he said, according to Marca.

"I convinced him (Luis Figo) but it was not easy, he was the captain of Barcelona!

"It was like ripping out hearts of our countrymen.

"I told him that we wanted to build this project around him. Then came Zidane, Ronaldo (de Lima), (David) Beckham, and we created the phenomenon of the Galacticos."

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Figo ended up making 245 appearances for Real, winning seven trophies along the way, including the UEFA Champions League.

Click through the galley above to see some Galacticos who have played fo Real!Do you think Real have slowly moved away from their Galactico transfer strategy? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Aug 12, 2017 10:08 AM
Original ronaldo
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BArca milked you
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 11, 2017 06:43 AM
Mmm on that tym futball was hv a real entertainment and Figo,Zidane,Rivaldo,Jimmy Hustlelbank,Goerge Weah,Del Piero and Maldini a sum of players iwas enjoying to watch them wth Seerdof,Edgar Davids,Roberto Carlos mmm i miss those dayz
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Aug 11, 2017 06:42 AM
Mr Perez we salute you Sir, You once said that buying the most expensive player in the world is the cheapest thing Madrid can do lol & facts don't lie
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v2 Aug 11, 2017 06:37 AM
Barca
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jomak2 Aug 11, 2017 12:08 AM
F&$k Florentino and all hye.nas...
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F&$k Florentino and all hye.nas...
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F&$k Florentino and all hye.nas...
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manathisi Aug 10, 2017 11:01 PM
He is a really legend now and then figo always
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The madrid of 2000 wow
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One of the best players

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