This will be the first time in the past 30 years that the leaders of Real Madrid and Barcelona have played together at club level
Argentine football player Lionel Messi Barcelona bid farewell last Sunday and moved to Paris Saint-Germain, a club whose team will include the last leaders of the two most important teams in Spain.
Paris Saint-Germain has established itself in recent years as one of the strongest teams in Europe thanks to its economic ability that has allowed it to sign exceptional players such as Neymar NS Kylian Mbappe.
For the 2021-22 season, PSG will have Lionel Messi, the former Barcelona captain Sergio RamosFormer Real Madrid captain.
This will be the first time in the past 30 years that the leaders of Real Madrid and Barcelona have played together at club level. The team from the French capital will have in their dressing room the greatest idol of Barcelona as well as one of the most prominent players in the history of Madrid. It is noteworthy that Ramos arrived in Paris for free and that Messi will also arrive in the same condition.
Lionel said goodbye to the Catalan club after 778 first-team matches, scoring 672 goals and making 288 assists.. Messi, who was captain of Barcelona between 2018 and 2021, won 4 Champions League titles, 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey, 3 Club World Cup titles, 3 European Super Cups and 8 Spanish Super Cups. .
next to, Ramos has made 671 official commitments to Real Madrid and scored 101 goals, a prominent figure for a central defender. Sergio, who was Meiring captain between 2015 and 2021, has won four ‘White House’ Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 1 La Liga Cup, 2 Copa del Rey and 4 Spanish Super Cups.
It is interesting to note that it would not be unusual for Ramos to share the dressing room with the Barcelona star when he encounters in the Spanish national team with many players from the culé team for the more than 15 years he has been defending La ‘ Roja internationally. In fact, Ramos was in the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa alongside Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique in the defensive zone, while in the 2012 European Cup final, he was paired with Pique in the Iberian position.
For his part, Messi also coincided with the presence of several Real Madrid players Angel Di Maria One of the most prominent cases. “Video”, Real Madrid player between 2010 and 2014, coincided with “Leo” in many matches of the Argentine national team and both came to celebrate the Copa America 2021 title. Messi and Di Maria have a great relationship and Angel even shared a photo a few days ago with Messi accompanied by Many Paris Saint-Germain players. The image spread on social media and gained traction again when Barcelona officially announced the departure of La ‘Pulga’.
What happened to the last two captains in Madrid and Barcelona?
From 2000 until now, Barcelona and Real Madrid have had different leaders, highlighting the culé club with seven players who have donned the captain’s armband – being the first choice of teammates and coaches – while Merengues have had five different captains in the last 21 years.
For Barcelona, Pep Guardiola left the captaincy in 2001 after leaving the establishment and played in Italy, Qatar and Mexico. After Guardiola’s departure, Sergi Barujuan received the captaincy but only for one year.
Between 2002 and 2004, former Real Madrid player Luis Enrique was captain of the Catalan team and when he retired he left the bracelet to Carles Puyol, who for 10 years was the team’s captain.
After Puyol retired in 2014, Xavi Hernandez became Barcelona’s captain, but only spent a year leaving the club in 2015 to emigrate abroad. For the next three, Andres Iniesta would take the bracelet and wear it with pride until 2018 when, like Xavi, he left Barcelona to emigrate to a foreign league.
Regarding Real Madrid’s leaders, the players who, over the past 21 years, have managed to wear the captain’s armband are: Manolo Sanchez, Fernando Hierro, Raul, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos.
Sanchez retired in 2001 while Hierro, who was Madrid’s captain for two years, left the club after a standoff with Florentino Perez and moved to football in Qatar.
The heir to the bracelet was Raul, who was captain until 2010, the year he left the white club and signed a contract with Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. Between 2010 and 2015, Iker Casillas was the captain of Madrid and after leaving the “White House” to play for Porto, Sergio Ramos became the owner of the bracelet.
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