1. Marco Reus and Mario Gotze
The typical BFF Selfie
The starlet duo. The lovebirds. The diamonds who came through. While Gotze had been playing for the Black and Yellow since he was young, Reus joined him later from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Over time, they grew closer and closer. This didn’t escape the eyes of the media who saw them being featured regularly together outside of the grounds too. They formed a deadly duo, and along with Lewandowski were the reckoning force in all of Europe.
But Bayern Munich had to be the villain in the story. Reus had denied his move to the German giants after they had approached him first because he was at the top of his game.
A year later, Gotze signed for the club from Munich, leaving Reus disappointed. He was quoted saying, before the CL final: “If I would have no limits and could spend as much money for a player as I want, I would bring Mario back.”
You can sense the hurt beneath those words, even if you can’t see the pain. But he refuses to break the friendship over just a tiny matter of his best friend being transferred over to their rivals.
Gotze was seen waving his friend’s shirt after Germany won the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Some bonds never die.
There are some who just missed out, although it was a difficult decision on where to put them in.
- David Luiz and Thiago Silva
- Frank Lampard and John Terry
- Thierry Henry and Robert Pires
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo
- Gareth Bale and Luca Modric