Chelsea and Real Madrid are two European footballing giants. They are two of the most successful clubs in the past 20 years.
Many Outstanding Players have represented both clubs, but very few have won League titles.
Let’s get in the mood for tonight’s Champions League tie by listing top players that have won League titles with Chelsea and Real Madrid.
First on the list is the legendary Frenchman, Claude Makelele. He won the Premier League with Chelsea twice after dominating Spain with Real Madrid. The Frenchman was a key figure for both clubs during his playing days.
Ricardo Carvalho. The Portuguese joined Chelsea from Porto. Jose Mourinho brought him to Chelsea. Carvalho formed what is arguably the strongest defensive partnership in the history of the Premier League with captain John Terry.
In his first season with the club, they only conceded 15 goals – a record that still stands.
Eden Hazard is arguably the biggest player to have ever played for Real Madrid and Chelsea. At Real Madrid, he has not had the same success as he did in the English premier league.
He won the La Liga in his first season with Real Madrid. He won the Premier League twice with Chelsea.
Courtois currently plays for Real Madrid. He won the Spanish League with Real Madrid in 2020. He also conquered England with Chelsea in the 2014/15 season.
Nicolas Anelka had different stories with Real Madrid and Chelsea. He flopped at Real Madrid, but still won the Spanish League with them. However, at Chelsea, he is a cult hero.
He enjoyed a successful stint at Stamford Bridge, which yielded an EPL Winner’s medal and Premier League golden boot award.
Signed by Jose Mourinho too. The Dutchman starred at Chelsea. Although injuries affected his spell in England and Spain, he still won league titles there.
Geremi Njitap was the ultimate utility player during his playing days. The Cameroonian won League titles twice with both clubs. He is forgettable, but whenever he was called upon, he gave his all for both badges.
So there you have it. That is the list of some top players that conquered England and Spain with Chelsea and Real Madrid.