There’s no football club in the world as big as Real Madrid. There are only two football clubs in the world, Real Madrid and the rest.
Real Madrid’s 14 Champions League trophies is a feat every other club in the world can only dream of.
Several players have snubbed the chance to play for rivals Barcelona, instead opting to make the move to the Spanish capital.
Vinicius Junior snubbed a move to Barcelona to join Real in 2018 after leaving Brazilian club Flamengo.
Rodrygo, who has recently agreed to extend his Real Madrid contract, recently admitted he snubbed a move to Barcelona to join Real Madrid in 2019.
Angel Di Maria was one of the hottest talents in Europe when he was at Benfica in early 20s which prompted a bidding war between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Argentine opted to join Real Madrid in 2010 before leaving for Manchester United in 2014.
Barcelona pushed hard to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as far back as 2007 before the Portuguese forward opted to instead join Real Madrid in 2009.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed in 2017 that he tried to sign David Beckham before the former England star left Manchester United for Real.
After impressing at the 2010 World Cup, Barcelona and Real Madrid battled to sign Mesut Ozil but the German instead chose Real Madrid.
Japanese winger Takefusa Kubo also snubbed Barcelona to join Real in 2019.
Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos also snubbed Barcelona for Real Madrid after leaving Sevilla as a teenager.