Alex Collado, canterano of FC Barcelona, is about to officially close its loan to Bruges. The storied Belgian club may raise doubts due to the limited impact of their league, but if you look back, and not that far back, there are plenty of examples that it may be a suitable destination to give a boost to a career. In the last decade, footballers of recognized prestige in the European concert played for Bruges. The Colombian Gunner Carlos Bacca became known in the old continent beating between 2011 and 2013 for Bruges, where his 28 goals in 25 games later earned him a resume in the Seville, the Milan, the Villarreal and now in the grenade. Croatian midfielder Ivan perisic shone between 2009 and 2011 in Bruges and later forged a name in teams of the prestige of Borussia Dortmund, Inter de Milan or Bayern Munich.
Coming from the Barça quarry as Collado, Victor Vazquez He also chose Bruges as his outlet. Generation Companion Leo Messi In the culé quarry, the midfielder remained from 2011 to 2016 at the Belgian club, scoring 31 goals and 63 assists. The Blue Cross Mexican, Toronto, Al Arabi, Ummm Salal, KAS Eupen Y LA Galaxy configure its subsequent trajectory.
Another player with a Barça past like Eidur Gudjohnsen went through the Bruges. For the former Icelandic international striker, however, the Belgian club was practically a ‘final season’ after sporting T-shirts with the solera of the Chelsea, Barça, Monaco or Tottenham, among other.
Putting the high beams in the tunnel of history, the cast of legends who have defended the blue and black colors of the Bruges is more than respectable. The dutch Rob Rensenbrink, legend of the ‘clockwork orange’, played in Bruges between 1969 and 1971, before succeeding in one of the greats of Europe of the time, the Anderlecht from the 70s. Anton Ondrus, defender and captain of the Czechoslovak team that won the 1976 Euro Cup, he played for Bruges between 1981 and 1982. The French attacker and Ballon d’Or in 1991 Jean Pierre Papin made a name for himself with his 26 goals at Bruges 1985-86, a merit that led him later to Olympique de Marseille, Milan Y Bayern. Two absolute myths of Belgian football worked almost his entire career at Bruges, the midfielder Jan Ceulemans, who played there from 1978 to 1991, and Franky van der Els, from 1988 to 1999. Marc degryse, one of the best European strikers of the 1980s, shone from 1983 to 1989 in Bruges before making the leap to Anderlecht, the Sheffield Wednesday and the PSV Eindhoven. Other old acquaintances of the Spanish League also played in Bruges. Another prestigious gunner at the time was the Israeli Ronny Rosenthal, who signed for Bruges in 1986 from Maccabi Haifa and he left in 1988 to later play in the Liverpool and the Tottenham, among others. One was the Croatian striker Mario stanic, ex of Sporting de Gijón 1993-94, another was the canterano scorer of the Real Madrid Javier Portillo, who was in Belgium from 2005 to 2006, a step prior to his signings for Nastic, Osasuna, The palms Y Hercules. And a third was the midfielder Thomas Pina, currently in the Alaves, which he arrived in 2017 after playing in Belgium and before in the Villarreal.
Even in the current Brujas squad, Collado will be able to coincide with footballers with an illustrious curriculum if he finally closes his loan to the J club.an-Breydel-Stadion: the Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mingnolet, ex of Liverpool, and the Dutch scorer Bas Dost, who previously played for him Sporting Lisbon, Wolfsburg Y Eintracht in Frankfurt.