On 24 September 1983, the man fans called ‘Goiko’ committed one of the most infamous fouls in the history of the game. It would lead to poisonous bad blood between him and Maradona, ending in mayhem at the final of the Copa del Rey a year later.
Overmars was forced to retire in 2004 owing to a nagging knee injury, and for many his time as a player ends there. Often forgotten, however, is his unexpected swansong in the Dutch second tier.
In the mid nineties, before football coverage had reached saturation point, Sgorio brought Welsh viewers an embarrassment of European football riches.
"It's very ugly to see it, we were all scared but at least the news we have received so far is good," said Filipe Luis.
Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
According to information leaked to Der Spiegel, Ronaldo alone could have hidden upwards of $160 million.
In the mid-nineties, Barcelona and Real Madrid embarrassed each other in El Clasico with uncanny symmetry. It was a reminder that even the loftiest champions must learn the value of a humbling defeat.
A sex tape featuring two SD Eibar players and one unidentified person was released without their consent, and widely shared online.
With the phrase ‘Barca DNA’ resurfacing in relation to Hector Bellerin, it’s beginning to feel as if the signing of a young La Masia graduate is never anything more than temporary.
For players like Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere, the senior loan provides a final chance at redemption. That said, it could also be the beginning of the end.
The top four leagues in Europe are to be guaranteed four Champions League spots from the 2018/19 season onwards, leaving the head of the Premiere Ligue union fuming.
Real Madrid may owe Spain €18 million, and could face even more trouble over their business classification.