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Check Out 17 Pairs of World-Class Footballers You Can't Believe Played Together

Read to the last one you will be shocked

As a lover of football, it is interesting to know the different paths world class stars took before they came to be popular. Their histories dates back to former teammates in grassroots level teams. Take a look at some if these players you would not believe that they played together;

1. Ivan Rakitic and Mesut Ozil were teammates at Schalke04 in the 2007/08 Bundesliga season in Germany.

1. Ivan Rakitic and Mesut Ozil played at Schalke together in the 2007/08 Bundesliga season

2. Marco Reus and Josh King played together at Borussia Monchengladbach together in 2011season.

2. Marco Reus and Josh King played at Borussia Monchengladbach together for the sum total of 17 minutes in 2011

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kurt Zouma at Saint-Etienne for one and half seasons running from January 2012 to July 2013.

4. Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Gravesen at Real Madrid when the Dane international was signed by the Los Blancos in 2005.

4. Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Gravesen were at Real Madrid together during the Dane’s ill-fated move to the Bernabeu in 2005.

5. Shaun-Wright Phillips and George Weah at Man City for two times, one against Charlton in the Premier League and then in League Cup vs Gillingham in 2000.

5. Shaun-Wright Phillips and George Weah played together at Manchester City just twice, once for 45 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Charlton in the Premier League and then for 68 minutes in a 1-1 League Cup draw with Gillingham, both matches were in 2000.

6. Pep Guardiola and Francesco Totti at Roma for two games, vs Brescia and vs Como in 2002.

6. Pep Guardiola and Francesco Totti were at Roma together for just two matches, a 3-2 win over Brescia and a 2-1 victory over Como in 2002.

7. Alan Smith and Dele Alli were teammates at MK Dons for three seasons in England's League One.

7. Alan Smith and Dele Alli played together at MK Dons over three seasons but mostly in the 2013/14 season in League One.

8. Nicola Zigic and David Silva at Valencia.

8. Nicola Zigic was a team-mate of David Silva’s at Valencia

9. Roberto Mancini and Robbie Savage at Leicester for 4 EPL games and an FA Cup clash in 2001.

9. Roberto Mancini and Robbie Savage shared a changing room at Leicester for four Premier League games and an FA Cup clash in 2001

10. Marouane Chamakh and Mauricio Pochettino at Bordeaux in 2003 and where they won a UEFA Cup match against Hearts.

10. Ex-Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh and Mauricio Pochettino were team-mates at Bordeaux in 2003 and won a UEFA Cup tie with Hearts together.

11. Manuel Neuer and Raul at Schalke together for two consecutive seasons in German's top flight league between August 2010 and May 2012.

11. Manuel Neuer and Raul played at Schalke together for two season in the Bundesliga between August 2010 and May 2012.

12. Arturo Vidal and Toni Kroos at Bayer Leverkusen for 6 matches in 2010 season in the Bundesliga.

12. Arturo Vidal and Toni Kroos were team-mates at Bayer Leverkusen for six games in 2010.

13. Kaka and Adel Taarabt at Milan in 2014 and playing in a UEFA Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

13. Kaka and Adel Taarabt were at Milan together in 2014 and even started in a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid together.

14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Steven Pienaar at Ajax

14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a team-mate of Steven Pienaar’s at Ajax

15. Aaron Ramsey and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Cardiff in the 2007/08 Championship season. Ramsey signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2008 as Hasselbaink hanged his boots.

15. Aaron Ramsey and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink shared a changing room at Cardiff in the 2007/08 Championship season. Ramsey went on to sign for Arsenal in the summer of 2008, while Hasselbaink retired.

16. Dimitri Payet and Joe Cole at Lille in 2011/12 season. They were also teammates to Eden Hazard and Mathieu Debuchy.

16. Dimitri Payet and Joe Cole played together at Lille in the 2011/12, where they were also team-mates with Eden Hazard and Mathieu Debuchy.

17. David Moyes and David Beckham at Preston when the Beckham was loaned to the club in 1994/95 season. Beckham played five matches and netted two goals in League Two.

17. David Moyes and David Beckham were at Preston together when the Manchester United legend was loaned to the club at the end of the 1994/95 season. Becks played five times and scored twice in League Two, or Division Four as it was then known.

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