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Here Are 10 Famous Players Who Refused To Sign For Barcelona FC

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Good day and welcome to my post. Today I'm going to share with you 10 famous players who refused to accept the offer to join Barcelona FC. Without further waste of time, let's proceed.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo in Barcelona Jersey

Back then in 2008 when Manchester United lifted the UEFA champions League trophy, both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona came looking forward to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Photo: Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo

Sir Alex Ferguson did everything possible to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from leaving Manchester United, but Cristiano Ronaldo stubbornly refused and choose to join Real Madrid instead.

2. David Luiz

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Photo: David Luiz at Chelsea

David Luiz was targeted by Barcelona in 2013. Neymar and Dani Alves were taxed with convincing him, but the defender was too attached to Chelsea and London.

3. David Beckham

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Photo: David Beckham and Real Madrid

In 2003 when David Beckham was at his peak, Barcelona FC and Manchester United came knocking. Both clubs were negotiating on his transfer. But the Englishman refused their offers. Instead, he signed up for Real Madrid FC. He had this to say:

"If I am leaving, it will be for Real Madrid and nowhere else"

4. Rio Ferdinand

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Photo: Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Barca wanted Rio Ferdinand in order to fortify their defence. But the English footballer choose Manchester United in 2002, in order to win trophies.

5. Gianluigi Buffon

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Photo: Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus

The Italian goalkeeper was close to joining Barcelona in 2001, but a conversation with his father change everything. He ended up joining Juventus and became a legend over there.

6. William

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Photo: William at Chelsea

When Neymar left Barcelona, Barcelona sorted after for a replacement and hence William came into picture in 2018. But the Brazilian and Chelsea rejected Barcelona's offer.

"My family and I decided that we are happy here"

7. Karim Benzema

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Photo: Real Madrid welcoming Benzema

Karim Benzema was the most sorted after player by the whole of Europe in 2009. Both Manchester United, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona were looking forward to signing him. But the French footballer had one destination in mind, Real Madrid.

8. Vinicius Jr.

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Photo: Vinicius jr. at Real Madrid

The Brazilian received offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2012.

"It was hard, but I had to listen to my heart."

He made a very difficult choice by joining Real Madrid instead.

9. Thiago Silva

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Photo: Thiago Silva at Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Silva is the only player on this list who refuse to sign up for Barcelona twice. The Brazilian chose to go to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 and has since been there captain until August 28, 2020 when he moved to sign up with the English Premier League side, Chelsea. 

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Photo: Thiago Silva at Chelsea

He is currently on a one-year contract with an option for a second with Chelsea FC.

10. Alessandro Del Piero

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Photo: Alessandro Del Piero at Juventus

When he was at his peak, the Italian footballer was sorted after by both Manchester United and Barcelona FC, but his devotion for Juventus was too strong for him to leave.

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All photos credit: Pinterest, Getty images.

So do you know of any other famous footballer who refused the offer to join the catalans? Why not share with us through the comments.

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