The Galactico Revolution Began 15 Years Ago Today

This article originally appeared on July 25 on VICE Sports UK.

Fifteen years ago today, Luis Figo signed for Real Madrid. It was one of the most controversial and pig-headed transfers of all time. Literally.

It also marked the start of the Galactico era, and was the first £37 million of estimated £850m that would be spent in the years that followed.

After Madrid's Champions League's triumphs of 1998 and 2000, most believed that Lorenzo Sanz would retain his presidency in the 2000...

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