El Clasico is probably the most watched and talked about a fixture in the world of football. At the beginning of every season, the main talk in La Liga is about the Barcelona and Real Madrid and most people mark the dates of the clash in their memories when the schedule is revealed. When those games come around, and some of the best players in world football go head to head, fireworks are almost guaranteed.

With the high rivalry between both Spanish giants, when any player attempts to leave one side to another is automatically considered as a traitor. However, several great players from both sides made it different times.

In the summer of 2000, the Portuguese winger Luis Figo made a controversial decision to leave the Catalans and sign for bitter rivals Real Madrid, where was crowned FIFA player of the year in 2001.

Here is the list of the 25 players who have played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid:

Javier Saviola – Forward

Barcelona: 2001-2007

Real Madrid: 2007-2009

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima – Striker

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Barcelona: 1996-1997

Real Madrid: 2002-2007

Luis Figo – Winger

Barcelona: 1995-2000

Real Madrid: 2000-2005

Michael Laudrup – Attacking midfielder

Barcelona: 1989-1994

Real Madrid: 1994-1996

Bernd Schuster – Midfielder

Barcelona: 1980-1988

Real Madrid: 1988-1990

Daniel García Lara – Striker

Real Madrid: 1993-1998

Barcelona: 1999-2003

Robert Prosinecki – Midfielder

Real Madrid: 1991-1994

Barcelona: 1995-1996

Luis Enrique – Midfielder/forward

Real Madrid: 1991-1996

Barcelona: 1996-2004

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