Celebrating $160,000,000 Brazil Legend’s Birthday, David Beckham Jets off 1,077 Miles to Reunite With Old Real Madrid Pals

Published 09/19/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

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The era of the Galacticos was a special time for the Real Madrid fans. The club had an arsenal of world-class talents from David Beckham to Luis Figo. The relationship that the players built during their time with the Los Blancos still runs strong. It was an old teammate’s 47th birthday and David Beckham was quick to send his wishes to him. The Englishman soon flew to Madrid to meet his old pals having a nostalgic reunion.

During Beckham’s time with the Los Blancos, he played 159 games for them. It was the onset of the dream project by Florentino Perez. The dream of bringing all the world-class talents under one roof.

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Beckham took a flight and covered 1,077 miles to meet his old buddies in Madrid. The meet-up brought back memories and moments that still live among the fans. It feels just like yesterday that these talented players were playing on the pitch together.

In an Instagram shared by the birthday boy Ronaldo Nazario, the fanbase got a good sneak peek at their meetup. The reunion was completed with Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, R9 himself, and David Beckham. Additionally, R9 uses the caption “Galacticos” which seemingly certified the meetup. Since his time at Real Madrid came to an end, R9 has accumulated a gigantic net worth of $160 million over the years.


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The players in the pic are found to be chatting and reminiscing about the old times. The picture makes one realize how far Real Madrid has reached ever since. Earlier, David Beckham shared a pic with him and R9 in it to send him wishes for his birthday. The picture shared creates more nostalgia among the Madrid fans.

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Ronaldo Nazario will always be known as a special talent. Many kids donned his iconic haircut, going crazy over the world-class talent. Only if it weren’t for his injuries that he could have achieved a lot more than he already has. R9 has been the childhood influence of many special talents. These talents recognize him as one of the best strikers soccer has ever witnessed.

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David Beckham sent his wishes to R9. He shared a picture of them from their days with the Los Blancos. The iconic Siemens sponsorship logo in the front instantly takes one back to the glorious days. The jersey has a special place in the heart of many Madridistas.


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The nostalgic reunion of Real Madrid’s Galacticos, including David Beckham, Ronaldo, Figo, and Roberto Carlos, brought back cherished memories. Their enduring bond and impact on the club’s history remain timeless. Do you have a special moment from the Galactico days that you cherish even now? Let us know in the comments below.

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Neil Banerjee


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Neil Banerjee, an adept soccer writer at EssentiallySports, embodies an unwavering passion for Chelsea Football Club, a team he has fervently supported since his childhood. With an innate ability to remain current on the latest developments in the soccer sphere, Neil possesses a distinct advantage in understanding the nuances of the sport. His profound appreciation for the tactical and analytical facets of the game underscore his belief that the true beauty of soccer lies within its intricacies of strategy.
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