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Michael Laudrup

The Great Dane was just 19 when he joined Juventus in 1983, although he spent the first two years on loan to Lazio. He joined Barça in 1989, and was one of the prominent figures of Johan Cruyff’s Dream Team, a veritable maestro in midfield who also played a key role in attack, scoring 40 goals for the club before leaving for Real Madrid. One of the greatest players of his generation and arguably the great Danish player of all time, he later went into management, and is currently at Al Rayyan in Qatar.

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Juan Pablo Sorín

Like Laudrup, this Argentine left-back also joined the Old Lady of Turin at the age of 19, in his case in 1995. Also like Laudrup, he spent time at Lazio before joining Barça at the end of 2003 in the winter transfer window. He was only here for half a season, and although never truly settled at any club, he made 76 appearances for Argentina – more than he did for any of his many clubs apart from River Plate, for whom he played 78 times.

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Edgar Davids

The Dutch midfielder joined the Vecchia Signora in 1997 and stayed there for six and a half seasons, winning a host of titles. Frank Rijkaard brought his compatriot to FCB in the winter transfer window of late 2004, and despite only being in Catalonia for half a season, that was enough for ‘Pitbull’ to win a place in the hearts of the Camp Nou.

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Gianluca Zambrotta

The full back and sometimes winger was at Juventus for seven seasons from 1999 and became one of the icons of the early 21st century bianconero side. Following Juventus' relegation to Serie B due to Calciopoli, he moved to Barça in the summer of 2006, the same year he won the World Cup with Italy. Was at Barça for two seasons, and is now in India managing Delhi Dynamos.

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Lilian Thuram

The tough but elegant French defender followed a similar path to Zambrotta, leaving Juventus for Barça in 2006, and was also at the Catalan club for two seasons before retiring from professional duty. The most capped player in the history of the France national team with 142 appearances, he was always a highly-respected intellectual off the field and is now doing wonderful work in association with UNICEF in relation to racism issues.

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Thierry Henry

One of the greatest strikers of the modern era, Henry joined Juve in 1999 but never really made his mark on the club. Instead it was at Arsenal where he was consecrated as a footballing superstar, and he is still revered in the red and white corner of North London. Henry switched to Barça in 2007, where his three seasons coincided with those glorious years under Pep Guardiola. Indeed, the Frenchman played a central role in making those three seasons so memorable at FCB.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Another of the great strikers of the new century, the Swede wore the shirt all of Serie A’s ‘big three’, but the black and white of Juventus was the first from 2004 to 2006. Via Inter, Ibrahimovic came to Barça in 2009 but only lasted one season before heading back to Italy, this time to AC Milan. Named the second-greatest Swedish sportsperson of all time, after tennis player Björn Borg, by Dagens Nyheter in 2014, Zlatan is now 35 years old and playing for Manchester United.

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Martín Cáceres

After all those players coming to Barça from Juve, this was the first to travel the other way.  The Uruguayan defender came to the Camp Nou from Recreativo Huelva in 2008 but after featuring in 23 games of the treble-winning season, he went to Juventus, first on loan and then full-time, with a spell at Sevilla in between. As of this season, he’s getting his first taste of the Premiership at Southampton.

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Dani Alves

The only one of the Barça-Juventus players that’s still playing for one or other club is the Brazilian full-back, who became an absolute legend at Barça over eight amazingly successful seasons, winning an astonishing 23 major titles. His was side-lined by injury for a large part of his first season at Juve, but has featured in 22 games and will be fully fit when he crosses paths with old friends in the Champions League in April.

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