Soccer Players Who Returned To The Club Where They Were Consecrated

There are many soccer players who returned to the club where they were consecrated after a few years of great careers. Who are the most prominent?.

Juan Roman Riquelme, Ricardo Kaká and Didier Drogba

We will show you other footballers who made the decision to return to the clubs where they had their best versions. Photos: IG-todosobreroman10, IG-kaka, IG-didierdrogba

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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This season's pass market surprised locals and strangers. One of the "bomb" news was the transfer of Lionel Messi who, curiously, made the situation inverse to that of this post. He left the team of his entire life to move to PSG, in what is the first signing of his career.

However, among others, there were 2 other very important signings in this period: Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann, who returned to Manchester United and Atlético Madrid, respectively, both the clubs where they began their careers. Next, we'll show you other footballers who made similar decisions.

Juan Roman Riquelme

The maximum idol of Boca Juniors and one of the most important players that Argentina has given in all its history. Well, Roman was one of those footballers that all the fans knew would "hit the back". He made his debut in the xeneize group in 1996, until his last season, in 2001-2002.

After shining by lifting the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup, it was bought by FC Barcelona, where it did not have much continuity. Then, he went to Villarreal, where he became one of the greatest idols. Well, for 2007, after a fight with the Spanish team, he decided to return to Boca.

In his first season, he returned to conquer the Copa Libertadores. However, the loan matured, although after 6 months it returned. His stay lasted until 2012 when he took 6 months to rest. He returned in 2013 and stayed until 2014, when he decided to sign for Argentinos Juniors, a club in which he played in inferiors and to which he managed to ascend to First.


Kaká was one of the most iconic players of the last decade. By 2007, the Brazilian midfielder had won the Ballon d'Or, as his successful stay at AC Milan, where he won the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup, allowed him to establish himself as the best player on the planet.

He began his career in São Paulo, between 2001 and 2003. Later, he was signed by the Italian team, where he showed his best version. For 2009, it was acquired by Real Madrid in a millionaire transfer of 65 million euros.

There he did not have a great performance, so, for the 2013-2014 season, he returned to AC Milan, already with much more experience. That's not all: also, that same year, he returned to play for São Paulo, where he contributed a huge quota of quality. Later, he finished his career in the Orlando City of the MLS.

Juan Sebastian Verón

Popularly known as La Brujita, this steering wheel was one of the most important in Europe. He began his career in Estudiantes de La Plata between 1993 and 1996. After a brief visit to Boca Juniors, he arrived in Europe, where he knew how to have a high level in different teams.

For example, he went through the ranks of Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, Manchester United, or Inter Milan. However, for 2006, still in full physical condition, he decided to return to Estudiantes de La Plata, a club of which he is a fan. There he obtained various local tournaments and the 2009 Copa Libertadores.

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He had "two comebacks" to soccer. He had retired in 2012, although he later returned for the 2013-2014 season, where he retired again. For the year 2017, already as president and at the age of 42, he decided to play the Copa Libertadores that year, where he played 5 games in the group stage.

Van Persie

One of the most important players in the Netherlands. This forward had a prolific career, although it all began in the 2001 season at Feyenoord in Rotterdam, where he stayed until the 2003-2004 season. Already a great talent, he went to Arsenal in England, where he was until the 2011-2012 season.

After a few years at Manchester United and Fenerbahçe SK, he returned to the Dutch club that saw him born in 2017-2018. There he made history, as he won the Netherlands Cup and the Super Cup in 2018. He retired with all the glory, after having added more trophies to his record.

Didier Drogba

Finally, another of the best strikers in recent years. The Ivorian had played for different teams in France, such as Levallois SC, Le Mans FC, EA Guingamp, or Olympique de Marseille until he moved to Chelsea FC, where he became an undisputed idol.

There he won, for example, the UEFA Champions League in 2012. Later, he left the club to have different stints for Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray SK. However, in 2014 he returned to wear the blues jersey for a season, where he raised the Capital One and the Premier League. Later, he went to Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising FC, where he retired.