Great figures who left Barcelona through the back door

Great figures who left Barcelona through the back door
Maradona and Schuster, Barça stars, with Johan Cruyff (Clarion)

Last update October 25, 2023 by colgadosporelfutbol

Historically, the FC Barcelona has featured some of the best players in the world. But nevertheless, for some reason or other, many of these figures (maybe too many) they walked out the back door of the club. We review the most striking cases.

Great Barcelona figures who did not end well


For many, the best player of all time. The signing of Maradona for Barça it was the most expensive in history at the time. The Catalan team paid 1.200 million pesetas to Boca Juniors. But nevertheless, The fuzz did not finish triumphing in the Spanish League and ended up leaving for 1.400 million to Naples two years later. There he became a true idol achieving, among other titles, two Italian leagues with the Neapolitan team.


Another genius with a very special character. The German arrived at Can Barça and was one of the best players on the team. But nevertheless, various clashes with the board were undermining the German's relationship with the club. The final straw came at the end of European Cup 1986. Schuster was replaced a few minutes from the end and went directly to the hotel. There he saw how Steaua Bucarest defeated his team in the penalty shoot-out. Two years later he left the club and signed, to make matters worse, for his eternal rival, the real Madrid.


Few players showed more quality and elegance on a soccer field with the ball at their feet. Danish Michael Laudrup, He was one of the great architects of the dominance of Johan Cruyff's Barcelona in the Spanish League in the early years of the decade of the 90. further, He was part of the squad that won the first Barça European Cup. But nevertheless, is another one that came out by back door.

This time, The problems of Laudrup they went with their own Johan Cruyff. The worst thing for the Barcelona fans is that, as will happen with Schuster, the Danish signed for Real Madrid with which, also, won the League in his first merengue season.

Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup's change of shirt was key to deciding ‘El Clásico’ (Photo: Dream Team)


Few outings have hurt the culé fans as much as that of Luis Figo Real Madrid. The Portuguese footballer is considered one of the greatest traitors in the club's history. Electoral promise of Florentino Pérez, who paid the clause 10.000 million pesetas in the year 2000 making it the first ‘Galactic’. His reception at the Camp Nou was one of the most hostile in memory.


The first season Ronaldo at FC Barcelona it was absolutely incredible. An unstoppable striker who scored 34 goals in its premiere. But nevertheless, his stay at the Camp Nou was short-lived. The Inter de Milan seized their services in exchange for 4.000 million pesetas and, once again, a great figure left Barça for the back door.

Ronaldo's goal in Compostela
Ronaldo Nazario scored one of the most famous goals in the history of Laliga. Photo: The world


One of the last examples of what we are discussing in this article. Neymar Jr He arrived at Barça and formed a fearsome trident with Messi and Luis Suárez. This time, the Brazilian felt the need to be the main figure of the team, something that with the Argentine was completely impossible. Little by little the situation became entrenched until Neymar decided to pack his bags for Paris to sign for PSG in exchange., no more no less, of 222 millions of euros.


While Messi's exact reasons for leaving have not been made public, the first signs pointed to the fact that the situation was irreparable. His relationship with the Barça board has been somewhat cold for a while and the shameful exit from the Champions League seems to have cemented a long-standing discontent according to what was reported by Sports Betting Dime.

Other names that left Barça through the back door and that we could add to the article are those of Ibrahimovic, Romario O, even, Ronaldinho. The first of them had a complicated relationship with Pep Guardiola. The second, after an extraordinary first campaign, He starred in some acts of indiscipline and also left. By last, Brazilian Ronaldinho signed for AC Milan, yes, he signed his best years at FC Barcelona.

Javier Argudo

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