The only Gálactico photo was snapped behind closed doors
During a match played in an empty Stadio Olimpico in 2004, a photographer captured the only existing picture of Beckham, Figo, Raúl, Zidane and Ronaldo.
It seems incredible given their media appeal and combined transfer fees, but there is only one photograph in existence of the Gálacticos – David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raúl and Ronaldo.
It was taken during a Champions League match between Roma and Real Madrid in 2004, which was played behind closed doors as Wednesday night’s game against Legia Warsaw will be. Roma had been punished by Uefa with two behind-closed-doors fixtures after an object was thrown from the stands at referee Anders Frisk during the visit of Dinamo Kiev to the Stadio Olimpico earlier in the 2004-05 Champions League. The match was abandoned at half time and a 3-0 win awarded to Kiev, who were 1-0 up at the break.
4-2 Real victory
Real Madrid won the game against Roma 4-2, with goals from Raúl (2), Figo and Roberto Carlos. The celebration of one of the goals led to the famous image above being taken.