5 Players Who Are Rivals At Club Level But Play For The Same National Teams

What makes football interesting is the rivalries formed by different clubs and players. Here are the 5 players who are rivals but play or played for the same national team.

1. Sergio Ramos and Gerald Pique

The two Spanish Centre backs were rivals when Ramos was playing for Real Madrid. When Barcelona and Real Madrid met for El Clasico it would be hard to know whether the two play for the same national team because of the rivalry between the two clubs.

2. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard

The English midfielders were rivals for more than 10 years when Lampard was playing for Chelsea and Gerrard was playing for Liverpool.

3. Ederson and Alisson Becker

The Brazilian goalkeepers are rivals in the English Premier League as Ederson plays for Manchester City and Alisson plays for Liverpool.

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4. Dani Alves and Marcelo

Marcelo plays for Real Madrid as a left back while Dani Alves plays as a right back for Barcelona. They both play for Brazil national team.

5. Rio Fedinand and John Terry

The English centre backs were rivals when Fedinand was playing for Manchester United and Terry was playing for Chelsea.


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