Football star Cristiano Ronaldo. While big money purchases by big clubs always capture popular imagination, what is often overlooked is the quiet enterprise of certain European clubs that thrive on their reputation as prolific ‘selling clubs’. Photo: AFP.

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Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez (left). Photo:  David Ramos/Getty Images

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Atlético Madrid celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the Champions League. Photo: Michaela Rehle/Reuters<br />
Johan Cruyff trying to score a goal against Argentina during the 1974 World Cup. Photo: AFP<br />

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Pep Guardiola. Photo: Antonio Bronic/Reuters<br />

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