5 unlikely football pairings: 10 players you didn't know played together
The beautiful game throws in a few surprises once in a while. There have been instances where famous duos have made a name for themselves after joining a new club.
However, a majority of the football fans are completely unaware of a few good players playing with another bunch of talented footballers well before they became successful. Let us take a look at a few such world class players who made a name for themselves after bidding farewell to a teammate of theirs who went on to become equally successful
#1. Dani Alves and Sergio Ramos at Sevilla:
The 2004-05 season was a memorable one for Sevilla. Not only did they finish sixth in the league and qualify for the UEFA Euro Cup, but also fielded a bunch of young and talented footballers yielding in success. Notably, now fierce rivals Dani Alves and Sergio Ramos were part of the back four in the same team!
They formed a solid partnership at the back and went on to shackle the deadly attacking forces of Real Madrid. Their shocking 1-0 victory over Los Blancos in the reverse fixture made headlines all over the world. The two veteran defenders made a combined 85 appearances for Los Rojiblancos and kept a respectable 15 clean sheets in the process.
After a slew of impressive displays, Ramos was transferred to Real Madrid the very next season. Three seasons later, Brazilian Dani Alves made a move to Barcelona due to which the two close friends became mortal enemies.