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Boca and River players who have starred for Real Madrid

Manuel Rocha (Boca Juniors)

Played for Real Madrid in the 1948/49 season. Ten year earlier, in 1938 he played for Boca Juniors

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Di Stéfano (River Plate)

He started out with River Plate where he played from 1945 until 1949. At the start of the 1953/54 season he signed for Real Madrid where he would remain for 11 seasons

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Di Stéfano (River Plate)

He started out with River Plate where he played from 1945 until 1949. At the start of the 1953/54 season he signed for Real Madrid where he would remain for 11 seasons

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Rogelio Domínguez (River Plate)

The goalkeeper spent four seasons at Real Madrid. In 1962 he returned to Argentina to join River Plate

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Rogelio Domínguez (River Plate)

The goalkeeper spent four seasons at Real Madrid. In 1962 he returned to Argentina to join River Plate

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Eduardo Anzarda (River Plate)

In 1968, he began his career with River Plate where he remained until 1971 when he was snapped up by Real Madrid. He spent two years in Chamartín.

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Oscar Mas (River Plate)

He spent 12 seasons with River Plate from 1964, interrupted in 73/74 when he joined Real Madrid. Afterwards he returned to River

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Oscar Mas (River Plate)

He spent 12 seasons with River Plate from 1964, interrupted in 73/74 when he joined Real Madrid. Afterwards he returned to River

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Guerini (Boca Juniors)

In 1973 he played for Boca Juniors and two years later in 1975 he moved to Real Madrid where he remained until 1979

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Guerini (Boca Juniors)

In 1973 he played for Boca Juniors and two years later in 1975 he moved to Real Madrid where he remained until 1979

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Enrique Wolff (River Plate)

He was at River Plate in 1973. In 1977 he started a two-year spell at Real Madrid

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Enrique Wolff (River Plate)

He was at River Plate in 1973. In 1977 he started a two-year spell at Real Madrid

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Ruggeri (Boca Juniors y River Plate)

Ruggeri emerged from Boca Juniors youth academy, making his first team debut in 1980. Five years later he joined River Plate where he stayed until 1988 when he made the leap to Europe. Ahead of the 89/90 season, he signed for Real Madrid

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Ruggeri (Boca Juniors y River Plate)

Ruggeri emerged from Boca Juniors youth academy, making his first team debut in 1980. Five years later he joined River Plate where he stayed until 1988 when he made the leap to Europe. Ahead of the 89/90 season, he signed for Real Madrid

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Esnaider (River Plate)

He moved to Real Madrid in 1991 and in 2002 was loaned to River Plate shortly before retiring from the game.

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Esnaider (River Plate)

He moved to Real Madrid in 1991 and in 2002 was loaned to River Plate shortly before retiring from the game.

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Rolando Zarate (River Plate)

Played for Real Madrid in 2000 before joining River Plate in 2007

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Rolando Zarate (River Plate)

Played for Real Madrid in 2000 before joining River Plate in 2007

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Solari (River Plate)

He made his top flight debut for River on 12 May 1996 and spent the next three years with the club. In 1999 he joined Atlético de Madrid but after his second season when Atleti were relegated in 2000/01, he crossed town joining Real Madrid where he remained until 2005

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Solari (River Plate)

He made his top flight debut for River on 12 May 1996 and spent the next three years with the club. In 1999 he joined Atlético de Madrid but after his second season when Atleti were relegated in 2000/01, he crossed town joining Real Madrid where he remained until 2005

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Esteban Cambiasso (River Plate)

He spent the 2001/02 season on loan at River Plate but returned to Madrid the following season for a couple of years before being transferred to Inter

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Cambiasso (River Plate)

He spent the 2001/02 season on loan at River Plate but returned to Madrid the following season for a couple of years before being transferred to Inter

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Walter Samuel (Boca Juniors)

In 1997, he joined Boca Juniors where he spent three seasons. In 2004/05 he joined Real Madrid to great fanfare but moved on after just one season.

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Walter Samuel (Boca Juniors)

In 1997, he joined Boca Juniors where he spent three seasons. In 2004/05 he joined Real Madrid to great fanfare but moved on after just one season.

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Gonzalo Higuaín (River Plate)

Started out in the youth categories at River Plate, and spent two seasons playing with the first team, until he was spotted by Real Madrid. He joined Los Blancos in 2006 and left the club in 2013

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Higuaín (River Plate)

Started out in the youth categories at River Plate, and spent two seasons playing with the first team, until he was spotted by Real Madrid. He joined Los Blancos in 2006 and left the club in 2013

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Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors)

He defended Boca Juniors' shirt from 2004 until his transfer to Real Madrid for 20.5 million euros on 19 December 2006 - becoming the most lucrative transfer in Boca Juniors history. He remained with Real Madrid until 2011 and returned to Boca Juniors in 2013 where he remains.

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Gago (Boca Juniors)

He defended Boca Juniors' shirt from 2004 until his transfer to Real Madrid for 20.5 million euros on 19 December 2006 - becoming the most lucrative transfer in Boca Juniors history. He remained with Real Madrid until 2011 and returned to Boca Juniors in 2013 where he remains.

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Saviola (River Plate)

His career started at River Plate, where he made his senior debut in 1998. In 2001, he moved to Europe, joining Barcelona. In July 2007 he signed for Real Madrid, spending two seasons at the club. In 2015 he went back to River Plate

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Saviola (River Plate)

His career started at River Plate, where he made his senior debut in 1998. In 2001, he moved to Europe, joining Barcelona. In July 2007 he signed for Real Madrid, spending two seasons at the club. In 2015 he went back to River Plate

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