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Jonathan Maidana, Lucas Pratto and David González emerged from the quarries of important clubs, but who opened the doors were the arch-rivals
Several players have had the opportunity to be part of the lower divisions of a club but for destiny things they end up in the enemy club. They have lived a series of processes in their lives where they have been enriched professionally since they find the option to stand out.
In some cases, in the teams where they have been trained, they have not been able to show their talent due to lack of options but they find a rematch. It is precisely when the classic rival gives them an opportunity that they take advantage of the best way, showing great conditions.
For that reason, these players amply demonstrate their talent on the court, and end up giving everything for that shirt they wear. On many occasions, the money is in the background, and they give everything for the team that gives them the option to play and consolidate sports.
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1. Maidana: from Boca to River
The defender, Jonathan Maidana played in Boca and then became a River Plate figure. He debuted on September 14, 2006 with the xeneize shirt, after having completed his training process with the minor divisions of Los Andes.
According to Mundodeportivo, he won five titles with the Bosteros (1 Copa Libertadores, 2 South American Recopas, 1 Apertura and 1 Clausura). The media mentioned that between 2006 and 2008, he had the opportunity to play 66 official games and only scored one score.
From there he was transferred to the Metalist of Ukraine, and then wore the shirt of Banfield, where he was for a short time to then reach River Plate. In 2010, he had the option to play with the millionaire club arose, he did not hesitate and scored a goal for the blue and yellow cast in a Superclásico won 1-0 by River.
With the passage of time it was consolidated in the cast of the crossed band, and according to a video from Centro Millonario, it formed a great defense. Of that outstanding outstanding behind, its name stands out, that of Gabriel Mercado, Ramiro Funes Mori and Vangioni , playing 24 official matches.
Of those commitments, they had the chance to get 13 wins, 10 draws and 1 loss, forming a great defense with an efficiency of 68%. With the painting directed by Marcelo Gallardo, he has obtained a large number of titles living moments of dreams and glory.
2. A race scorer who emerged in Boca
River Plate's goal scorer, Lucas Pratto, had the opportunity to perform in Boca Juniors. Born in a humble home, Pratto was a figure in the fifth division of the eleventh Xeneize, he went up to the first team but could not stand out.
One of the main reasons for this attacker did not excel in the club, was the great moment of striker Martin Palermo. Later he went through clubs like Vélez Sarsfield, Universidad Católica, Atlético Mineiro and Sao Paulo where he showed his scoring sensation.
After his good level he was transferred to River Plate, where he has stood out and has become a key player in the attack due to his goals and great ability. "Pratto understands the game very well, has goal, assistance and is an excellent professional because of his personality," said Ricardo Gareca at mondofutbol.com.
In addition, the player confessed to Infobae that he was a Boca fan, that he saw all the matches and when he could he went to the court to cheer them on. His pass was cataloged as the most expensive in the history of the millionaire cast, and Boca scored in the two games of the final of the Copa Libertadores.
3. Referent in Medellín, formed in Atlético Nacional
The Colombian goalkeeper, David González is a symbol of Deportivo Independiente Medellín, but he played in Nacional. González was part of the inferiors of the eleventh purslane, after standing out in the school Calasanz where he had the opportunity to form academically.
David told El Tiempo, that the coach of the school team, Camilo Pérez, was the one who took him to the minor categories of the greens. However, in 2002, he reached the classic National rival, Independiente Medellin where he won the league title in that year and made the difference.
"Debute in Medellin, thanks Reinaldo Rueda. It made me act in a classic paisa that was played on August 25, 2002, "Gonzalez told AS.com. He is an idol and a reference to the red box for his leadership and security. Apart from the 2002 title with Medellin, he won two more titles in 2004 and 2016.
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from "El buen hijo no vuelve a casa: 3 jugadores que jugaron en el club enemigo"