Madrid is a glad footballing city that is part in two.
The white portion of the Spanish capital can be seen walking to Chamartín consistently, while the Mattress Makers take up the city’s San Blas-Canillejas area.
It’s a brilliant principle that you ought to never play for a previous group’s adversaries, yet there has all the earmarks of being significantly increasingly cross-fertilization at Madrid’s greatest two clubs than at Europe’s other best sides.
So in front of Saturday’s Madrid Derby, here are six players who’ve worn both the white of Real, and the shades of Atlético sooner or later in their vocations.
1. Álvaro Morata
On advance Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata is the word reference meaning of “one of our own.”
The Madrid-brought into the world forward invested energy in Atlético before joining Getafe as an adolescent player in 2007. Only a year later, Real Madrid came thumping on the entryway and snapped Morata up on a free exchange.
The 26-year-old went through seven years as a Real Madrid player – split in two in light of a move to Juventus – before leaving for Chelsea in 2017.
Be that as it may, Morata couldn’t be avoided his home city, and the forward fixed an advance move back to where everything began for him at Atlético Madrid amid the January exchange window.
Genuine Madrid: 95 Appearances (31 Goals and 12 Assists)
Atlético Madrid: 1 Appearance
Indeed truth is stranger than fiction, Real Madrid legend Raúl González Blanco really begun his vocation crosswise over town with Atlético.
He’d never played a diversion for the senior group as Raúl was simply turned 15 when he made the move in 1992, however Atléti fans never neglect to help their adversaries that one to remember the club’s most noteworthy ever players was really donning red and white well before his days at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Genuine Madrid: 741 Appearances (325 Goals and 99 Assists)
Atlético Madrid: N/A
It may feel like full back Juanfran has been on the books at Atleti, however he was really showing up with harsh opponents Real as of late as 2006.
Juanfran began by playing for youth clubs in Elche – a city only 10 miles from where he grew up – before getting a call from Real Madrid soon after the turn of the century.
He went through two years in their first group before being dispatched out on credit to Osasuna, who could sign Juanfran for all time in 2006 for just €400k.
After five years, Juanfran came back to the Spanish capital however this time it was with Atlético Madrid and he’s proceeded to be associated with a standout amongst the most essential parts in the club’s history.
Genuine Madrid: 11 Appearances
Atlético Madrid: 342 Appearances (6 Goals and 39 Assists)
4. Santiago Solari
Indeed, even Real Madrid chief Santiago Solari has played the two sides in the Spanish capital, and it was really matches Atlético who offered the Argentine his first reprieve in European football.
The previous River Plater and Inter winger moved to Atlético in 1999 however was proceeded onward to Real Madrid the accompanying season for €3.5m.
Solari went through five years at the Santiago Bernabéu before joining Inter. He later came back to the Americas, having spells in Argentina, Mexico and in conclusion Uruguay.
Genuine Madrid: 208 Appearances (22 Goals and 16 Assists)
Atlético Madrid: 46 Appearances (6 Goals and 1 Assist)
5. José Antonio Reyes
Previous Arsenal winger José Antonio Reyes may be synonymous for having played at both of Madrid’s greatest clubs, yet he was just every forever on the books with Atlético.
Reyes got through the positions at Sevilla before joining Arsenal in a €20m bargain in 2004, yet after two years he came back to Spain on advance with Real Madrid. When his spell at the Santiago Bernabéu terminated, he joined Atlético for €12m.
Unbelievably, the 35-year-old winger is as yet playing as well. Reyes had an exceptionally short spell in China’s second level with Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, however he’s since come back to Spain to help Extremadura UD attempt and maintain a strategic distance from transfer.
Genuine Madrid: 38 Appearances (7 Goals and 3 Assists)
Atlético Madrid: 154 Appearances (14 Goals and 30 Assists)
6. Thibaut Courtois
Álvaro Morata isn’t the main player on this rundown to end up playing for both Real and Atlético Madrid’s first group through a spell at Chelsea, as Belgium worldwide goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois finished the a move far from Stamford Bridge a half year before his previous partner.
The 26-year-old’s breakout spell with Atlético interfered with 2011 and 2014 – he was on advance from Chelsea following a €8.95m change to the Blues from Genk – where Courtois helped the club to a La Liga and Copa del Rey title, just as a spot in Champions League last.
He came back to Chelsea and went through four years there winning two Premier League titles, before leaving after his staggering exhibitions in the World Cup in Russia to verify a move to Real Madrid for just €35m.
Genuine Madrid: 25 Appearances (10 Clean Sheets)
Atlético Madrid: 154 Appearances (76 Clean Sheets)