Real Madrid: Fabinho, Buendia and Mata feature in XI that you didn't know played for club

Graphic shows an XI of active players you might not have known played for Real Madrid

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the Champions League final on May 28.

Fabinho, one of the world’s best centre midfielders, will almost certainly start for Liverpool, barring injury.

But did you know that the Brazilian actually used to play for Real Madrid?

We’re not lying. Fabinho had a brief spell at Real Madrid in 2013.

Transfermarkt have named an XI of active players you may not have known played for Real Madrid, with Fabinho featuring.

View their XI below…

Graphic shows an XI of active players you might not have known played for Real Madrid

GK: Alphonse Areola

Areola spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain. He played just nine times for Los Blancos.

RB: Filipe Luis

Luis spent eight seasons at Atletico Madrid across two spells.

Before joining Atleti, Luis spent a season at their fierce rivals, Real Madrid.

He signed for Real Madrid on loan in 2005 and played in 37 league games for their B team. His move was not made permanent and he returned to Rentistas.

Filipe Luis features in graphic of XI players that you probably didn't know used to play for Real Madrid
LISBON, PORTUGAL – MAY 24: Filipe Luis of Club Atletico de Madrid takes on Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

CB: Mario Hermoso

Hermoso has become a key cog of Diego Simeone’s Atletico side.

He actually came through the youth system at their fierce rivals, Real. He joined Los Blancos in 2005 at the age of 10. He departed in 2017 after failing to appear for the first team.

CB: Raul Albiol

Albiol played at Real between 2009-2013. He is excelling at Villarreal at the age of 36.

Raul Albiol features in graphic of XI players that you probably didn't know used to play for Real Madrid
MARSEILLE, FRANCE – DECEMBER 08: Raul Albiol of Real celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Marseille v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Group C match at the Stade Velodrome on December 8, 2009 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

LB: Marcos Alonso

Alonso joined Real’s youth system in his youth and spent 11 years at the club.

He made just one appearance for the first team before departing.

CM: Fabinho

Fabinho spent the 2012/13 season on loan at the Spanish giants. He spent the majority of the season with their B team, although he did manage to make one La Liga appearance.

CM: Dani Parejo

Parejo came through the youth system and made five La Liga appearances before departing in 2009.

Dani Parejo features in graphic of XI players that you probably didn't know used to play for Real Madrid
VILLAREAL, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 21: Dani Parejo of Villarreal CF is challenged by Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal CF and Real Madrid at Estadio de la Ceramica on November 21, 2020 in Villareal, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

LM: Juan Mata

Mata never played for Real’s first team. He departed for Valencia after impressing in his one season at Real Madrid Castilla.

RM: Emiliano Buendia

Buendia moved from Argentina to Real Madrid in 2009. He left the club for Getafe a year later.

Emiliano Buendia features in graphic of XI players that you probably didn't know used to play for Real Madrid
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa applauds fans after being substituted during the Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on January 22, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

ST: Rodrigo

Rodrigo played for Real from 2009-2010. He never played for the first team.

ST: Javier Hernandez

‘Chicharito’ spent the 2014/15 season with the 13-time European Cup winners, scoring nine times in 33 games.

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