Footballers who won the title immediately after joining their rival clubs:

  1. Luis Figo:

The transfer of Luis Figo from Barcelona to Real Madrid was a very famous one and it sure did piss off a lot of Barcelona fans. Fiorentino Perez invented the Galacticos and Figo was a part of that world class squad. Figo received a lot of hatred for this move especially when he won seven trophies with the Catalan club. The Portuguese though showed his talent and managed to win seven trophies with the Los Blancos too including two La Liga titles.

  1. Robin Van Persie:

That little boy inside Robin Van Persie was growing frustrated with Arsenal bottling chance after chance to win the Premier League. With no trophies under his belt, the then Arsenal captain decided to move away and it was Manchester United where he preferred to leave to and it was one hell of a transfer in English football. The Dutchman was on fire in his very first season with the Red Devils and won the Premier League that season itself scoring 26 goals. What a transfer it turned out to be! Check out our football predictions here.

  1. Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels:

It was great to see all the three i.e. Lewandowski, Gotze and Hummels perform very well at Dortmund. As pleasing it was, it got disheartening when Gotze first left for Bayern Munich. The next season Lewandowski joined Gotze and the following season Hummels joined the Bavarian club too. Bayern have been winning the Bundesliga since 2012 and the transfers turned out well for the three of them.

  1. Sol Campbell:

It was agonising for the Spurs fans when Sol Campbell decided to join Arsenal in spite being offered a new contract by Spurs. It was frustrating to see one of your best join your arch rivals but it turned out well for the Englishman. He won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first season and was an important member of the Invincibles squad that went unbeaten in the Premier League season. In the end, it was the right decision made by Sol Campbell.

  1. Rio Ferdinand:

The English centre-back was one of the most wanted players in the English league back in 2002 and that is why Sir Alex Ferguson broke the bank to sign him for a fee of £34million, which was a massive fee then. Rio joined United from their arch rivals Leeds United. After signing, Ferdinand had a brilliant career at United winning the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League trophies and becoming a very important part of United’s history and legacy.