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From Real Madrid to Barcelona.. The Bundesliga rules the Spanish League

Real Madrid and Barcelona attract stars from all over the world, as they are often seen as the strongest and richest in the world.

Although the English Premier League (Premier League) is considered the strongest competition in the world, and the most owned by the elite teams, the Spanish League sometimes succeeds in obtaining greater advantages because of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

For this reason, the German League (Bundesliga) clubs are losing from time to time their most prominent stars, who are heading towards Barcelona or Real Madrid, in the hope of achieving the dream of glory, and the last of these was the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, the best player in the world, who decided to move to the Catalan team next From Bayern Munich, the German champion.

Looking at the current list of Barcelona and Real Madrid, we will find that there are 12 players in the two teams that rule the Spanish League who have previously played in the German League.

Robert Lewandowski

Before moving this summer to Barcelona, ​​Lewandowski stayed 12 years in the German League, starting with 4 years with Borussia Dortmund from 2010 to 2014, then moving to Bayern Munich in the last 8 years.

Lewandowski won 10 Bundesliga titles, won the competition’s top scorer award 7 times, won the European Champions League once, and became the most important player of this generation who played in the German League.

Despite Barcelona’s crises, Lewandowski found his determination to achieve the dream of playing in the Spanish League, especially with his age (34 years) and his approaching retirement, so he bet on the Catalan club.

David Alaba

Austrian David Alaba moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2021 after an extended and long relationship with Bayern Munich, who has represented him since 2009, and was one of the symbols of the generation that won the European Champions League twice in 2013 and 2020, who lost the European Championship final in 2010 and 2012.

Alaba has remained a major name in the Bayern Munich squad since his debut under Dutch coach Louis van Gaal in the 2009-2010 season.

Alaba decided to move to Real Madrid in a free transfer deal last season due to differences with the Bayern administration over the salary, and when he announced his decision to leave, he announced it while crying.

Marc Andre ter Stegen

Before moving to Barcelona in the summer of 2014, Marc-Andre ter Stegen was the main goalkeeper of Borussia Moenchengladbach for 4 years.

Stegen starred with the German national teams and in the ranks of Gladbach, attracted the attention of Barcelona and made the Catalan club include him, to succeed in his first season 2014-2015 in leading the team to the European Champions League title, and winning the award for the best save to prevent a goal from his current colleague Robert Lewandowski.

Ter Stegen in Gladbach

Andreas Christensen

Danish Andreas Christensen, the new Barcelona star from Chelsea, spent two years of his football career in the ranks of Borussia Moenchengladbach as well, where Chelsea loaned him to the German team during the period from 2015 to 2017.

In his first season with Gladbach, the Danish defender won the player of the year award in his team after playing 82 games in which he scored 7 goals.

Andreas Christensen

Ousmane Dembele

The Frenchman, Ousmane Dembele, played for the German team, Borussia Dortmund, for one season, 2016-2017. He moved from a submerged team in France, Rennes, to Barcelona in the summer of 2017, after he starred in the Dortmund shirt and led the team to the German Cup title.

Dembele rebelled against the Dortmund management and refused to train with the team to force his officials to allow him to move to Barca, and despite the huge injuries he suffered in Barcelona, ​​the club’s management recently renewed his contract in light of its belief in his enormous potential.

Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona player

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The current Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, spent 5 years at Borussia Dortmund from summer 2013 to winter 2018.

Aubameyang won the Bundesliga top scorer award with Dortmund, before his former team Arsenal won the Premier League top scorer award.

Pierre Aubameyang, the current Barcelona striker

Aubameyang represented the most important attacking name in Dortmund after Lewandowski left Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014, then switched to Barca in the winter of 2022 after disagreements between him and the Arsenal club management, which he played for between 2018 and early 2022.

Alvaro Odriozola

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola played on loan with Bayern Munich during the second half of the 2019-2020 season, and despite the short period and the player’s participation in only 5 meetings with the Bavarian, he won the league, cup and Champions League treble.

Alvaro Odriozola in a Bayern Munich shirt

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger, the new Real Madrid defender from Chelsea, played in the German League for Stuttgart from 2012 to 2016. Before that, the German defender played in many of his country’s teams in the junior stages, such as Herta Zellendorf and Borussia Dortmund.

Antonio Rudiger

Borja Mayoral

Borja Mayoral plays as a striker for the Spanish club Real Madrid, but he has been loaned since his promotion to the first team in 2015 to 4 teams, the first of which was Wolfsburg in the 2016-2017 season, where he played 21 games in the Fulfi shirt, in which he scored two goals.

Borja Mayoral

Rainer Jesus

Real Madrid’s Brazilian Rainer Jesus played for Borussia Dortmund from 2020 to 2022.

But Jesus did not leave a big mark with the runners-up in Germany, as his role was limited to 27 participations, in which he scored one goal against Armenia Bielefeld and crowned the team with the German Cup 2021.

Rainer Jesus

Dani Carvajal

Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid’s right-back, played in the German league for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2012-2013 season, and from there he returned to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

Carvajal participated in 36 meetings with Leverkusen, when he starred in them and scored a goal, which forced Real Madrid to include him.

Dani Carvajal

Jesus Vallejo

Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo played on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt during the 2016-2017 season, where he played 27 matches in which he scored a goal and assisted another and qualified for the 2017 Cup final.

Jesus Vallejo

Tony Cross

Former Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 to win 4 Champions League titles with him and become one of the icons of the team in recent years.

But before the Real Madrid experience, Kroos spent 7 years in the Bundesliga, all in the Bayern Munich shirt, except for the 2009-2010 season, which he spent with Bayer Leverkusen.

Kroos played 205 matches with Bayern Munich, scoring 25 goals, and 48 matches with Leverkusen, in which he scored 10 goals.

Tony Cross

It is noteworthy that Kroos won 9 championships with Bayern Munich, most notably the European Champions League in 2013 and 3 championships for the Bundesliga.

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