FC Barcelona and AC Milan have a lot in common. They were both founded by foreign businessmen, and have been at the very top of their respective national championships numerous times. The connection most people are likely to know about, however, is the fact that many great players have played in both the blaugrana and the rossonero shirts. Mundo Deportivo selected the most prominent of these players, and we present them to you below.
Former FC Barcelona coaches Johann Cruyff (1988-1996) and Louis Van Gaal (1997-2000, 2002-2003) have never kept secret their disdain for one another. The former AFC Ajax players have been at odds for months regarding Van Gaal’s backroom appointment as CEO at the Amsterdam club. Cruyff, who serves on the five-member supervisory board at the club, was reportedly left in the dark regarding his nemesis’ appointment during a meeting in which Cruyff was not present. Cruyff appealed to a Dutch court, who ruled Tuesday that Ajax could not appoint the former Bayern Munich manager as a director based on the fact that the decision was not on the agenda for that particular meeting, a critical detail Cruyff openly objected to.