Legends Trophy

Legends Trophy featured the participation of former football players who wrote some of the most important episodes in the history of the king of sports, like Antognoni, Berthold and Blanc, World Champion with Italy, Germany and France; Batistuta, one of the best strikers in history; Panucci, Gullit and Donadoni, European champions with AC Milan; two unforgettable midfielders as Schuster and Platini; FC Barcelona Dream Team heroes as Guardiola, Salinas, Txiki, Ferrer and Nadal; and Anfield idols as Reina, Kuyt, Riera, Riise and Luis García.

Giancarlo Antognoni
Giancarlo AntognoniTeam Manager
One of the brightest midfielders in history. Legend at Fiorentina and currently manager of the Club. World champion with Italy in 1982.
Pep Guardiola
Pep GuardiolaTrainer
The brains behind the unforgettable Dream Team of Johan Cruyff and today, the most admired coach in the world for his non-negotiable and brilliant offensive choice.
Gabriel Batistuta
Gabriel BatistutaSportscaster
One of the top scorers in football history and a true ‘sky-blue and white’ legend. He played for both River and Boca as well as three great Italians teams; Fiore, Roma and Inter.
Paco Jémez
Paco JémezTrainer
Former defense at Deportivo, Rayo and Zaragoza, among others, and currently one of the leading coaches in Spanish football, famed for his blatant offensive choice.
Dirk Kuyt
Dirk KuytTrainer
One of the best strikers in the last decade, at Liverpool, Feyenoord and Fenerbahce, as well as the Dutch National Team. He is currently a coach.
Julio Salinas
Julio SalinasSportscaster
One of the top scorers in Spanish football history. Champion of LaLiga and Spanish Cup with Athletic and champion of everything with the unforgettable FC Barcelona of Johan Cruyff.
Christian Panucci
Christian PanucciTrainer
One of the best right backs of the 90’s and the beginning of this century. Leader of Milan and Madrid and also former Roma, Chelsea, Monaco and Inter player. He is currently a coach.
Luis García
Luis GarcíaSportscaster
Luis grew up in La Masia and played for FC Barcelona and Atlético, among others. His greatest career success came during his time at Anfield, where he won the 2005 Champions League with Liverpool.
Javier Clemente
Javier ClementeTrainer
After retiring from football due to a serious injury, he will always be remembered for his more than forty years on the benches, with highlights including his time Athletic and with the Spanish national team.
Ronald de Boer
Ronald de BoerSportscaster
European Champion with the Ajax of Van Gaal in 1995 and player with two other great European teams; Barça and Rangers. Currently, he is an analyst and ambassador for Ajax.
José Ramón Alexanko
José Ramón AlexankoSports Director
After standing out in Athletic, he enjoyed his best years as a defender in Barça, crowning his long career with the Club’s first European Cup as team Captain.
Kenneth Perez
Kenneth PerezSportscaster
The brilliant first winner of the Legends Trophy. Danish, but made his career in the Netherlands, shining in three of the great Eredivisie teams: Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar.
Miquel Àngel Nadal
Miquel Àngel NadalTrainer
He excelled in Mallorca and Johan Cruyff signed him to win the European Cup in his first season at FC Barcelona. He was a permanent fixture in the Spanish national team in the nineties.
Lorenzo Marronaro
Lorenzo MarronaroManager
One of the historic Bologna forwards, although he also scored many goals in other Italian Serie A teams such as Lazio, Udinese, Empoli and Monza.
Albert Ferrer
Albert FerrerTrainer
Known as ‘Chapi’, he made history as a right-back in Cruyff’s Dream Team and later extended his career at Chelsea. He is currently a coach.
Michael Johansen
Michael JohansenPlayer
Danish midfielder who spent most of his football career in his country, although he also played five seasons in England at Bolton Wanderers.
Txiki Begiristain
Txiki BegiristainSport Director
He excelled in Real Sociedad and Johan Cruyff fell in love with his privileged left-foot during their time together at FC Barcelona. He is the Manchester City football manager.
Albert Riera
Albert RieraTrainer
Winger and left-back, he stood out in his native Mallorca and later on showed his talent in other top teams such as Liverpool, Galatasaray, Espanyol, Olympiacos and Girondins.
Thomas Christiansen
Thomas ChristiansenTrainer
Made his debut with Cruyff’s Barça but will go down in history as the Bundesliga’s top scorer in 2002-2003 with Bochum. He has trained Apoel Nicosia and Leeds and now Panama National Team.
Fran González
Fran GonzálezTrainer
One of the best ‘One Club Men’ in history. With an extraordinary left-foot, he completed his entire career in the ‘Super-Depor’, winning a Liga and two Spanish Cups.
Ruud Gullit
Ruud GullitSportscaster
One of the most complete strikers in history. At the end of the 90s, he dazzled with the unstoppable Milan of Sacchi and the wonderful Holland, European champion in 1988.
Laurent Blanc
Laurent BlancCoach
One of the most elegant centre-backs in football history, both on and off the pitch. Barça and ManUtd former player and one of the leaders of France, world champion in 1998.
Roberto Donadoni
Roberto DonadoniCoach
One of the brains of the best Milan in history, winner of six ‘scudettos’, three Champions League and two Intercontinental Cups. He was the Italian National trainer and still being a coach.
Bernd Schuster
Bernd SchusterCoach
One of the most complete midfielders in history. European Champion with Germany in 1980, he won titles with Barça, Real Madrid and Atlético. Now he is a coach.
Alain Boghossian
Alain BoghossianSports consultant
Quality midfielder who started in Marseille, exploded in Italy (Napoli, Sampdoria and the successful Parma) and he retired at Espanyol. World champion with France in 1998.
John Arne Riise
John Arne RiiseCoach
Left-back who developed his career mainly in Monaco, Liverpool, with which he won seven great titles, including the 2005 Champions League, Rome and Fulham.
‘Pichi’ Alonso
‘Pichi’ AlonsoSportscaster
Forward center who developed his career in Castellon, Zaragoza, FC Barcelona and Espanyol. Later he worked as a coach and he is now a television commentator.
Massimo Mauro
Massimo MauroManager
Former footballer who developed his career at Udinese, Juventus and Napoli, clubs where he played respectively with Zico, Platini and Maradona. He has been a sports and political leader.
Thomas Berthold
Thomas BertholdCoach
Right-back who developed his career in Germany (Eintracht, Bayern and Stuttgart) and Italy (Verona and Rome). His main success was the 1990 World Cup with the German team.
After winning three championships with Vasco da Gama, he succeeded in Spanish football, first at Atlético and especially at Depor, where he lifted six titles and became a legend.
Aritz Aduriz
Aritz AdurizSoccer player
The only active player who has taken part in Legends Trophy. At the age of 38 years old, he retired as one of the great scorers of Athletic Club and the Spanish league.
Ricardo López
Ricardo LópezCoach
Former goalkeeper of Atlético de Madrid, Valladolid, Osasuna and Racing who also played one season for Manchester United. He is currently a coach.
Michel Platini
Michel PlatiniFormer UEFA President
Michel Platini is one of the best football players in history. Juventus legend and three Golden Ball winner, he won Euro’84 with the French National team.
Jaroslav Plasil
Jaroslav PlasilTrainer
Czech midfielder who played, among other teams, for Osasuna, Monaco and Girondins. He now serves as assistant coach of Bordeaux.
José Manuel Reina
José Manuel ReinaGoalkeeper
After playing for Barça, Villarreal, Liverpool, Bayern, Napoli, Milan and Aston Villa, he now plays for Lazio. Winner of a World Cup and two European Cups with the Spanish National team.
Riqui Puig
Riqui PuigMidfield player
Born in 1999, he is the youngest player in the Legends Trophy history. Trained at La Masia, the midfielder is one of Barça’s promises.
Marcos Alonso
Marcos AlonsoTrainer
Former soccer player for Barça, Atlético and the Spanish National team and later coach of many teams in the Spanish league. He now works for Puma.
Arnold Bruggink
Arnold BrugginkAnalyst
One of the great players in the history of PSV Eindhoven, a club with which he won five titles. He also played for Mallorca. He is now a television analyst.
Gerard López
Gerard LópezAnalyst
After playing for Valencia, Barça and Monaco, among others, he began his career as a coach at Barça B. He is now a prominent television analyst.
Tomas Ujfalusi
Tomas UjfalusiFormer football player
Captain of the Czech National team, he won two European titles with Atlético de Madrid. He also played for Hamburg, Fiorentina, Galatasaray and Sparta in Prague.
Abel Resino
Abel ResinoTrainer
One of the great goalkeepers in the Spanish league, in which he broke records with Atlético. As a coach, he has managed Levante, Atlético, Valladolid, Celta and Granada.

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