Before they became GalácticosFootballwriters.co.uk takes a look at the credentials of Real Madrid’s superstars...
From: Inter Milan
Fee: Ivan Zamorano plus £700,000
Had won: 2 x Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, 2 x Campeonato Paulista (Palmeiras)
Real Madrid coach at time: Fabio Capello
DAVID MEEK EXPLAINS HOW FERGUSON TURNED ‘VILLAIN’ RONALDO INTO A UNITED HERO (and why Cristiano is better than Messi)By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
GEORGE BEST remains the number one player in David Meek’s personal Manchester United hall of fame, followed by Eric Cantona. Yet despite having been at Old Trafford for only two years when he wrote the book Manchester United’s Perfect 10, Cristiano Ronaldo – controversially - made the cut.
WHEN THIERRY BECAME HENRYPHILIPPE AUCLAIR thinks Thierry Henry has a right to be considered France’s greatest footballer but in a ‘love letter’ he explains the character of the player changed...
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT IS sad that a player who gave Arsenal, English and French football such joy, so many moments of incredible skill, scoring breathtaking goals after a 60-yard lung-bursting run should be remembered as much for a handball (pedants will argue two handballs) as the pleasure he served up.