10 players who joined a fierce rival – and what happened to them

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After Matty Taylor became the first player to move between Bristol Rovers and Bristol City in 30 years, Tom Seymour picked out others who dared to cross enemy lines

1. Nick Barmby

Barmby's decision to turn down a new contract with the Toffees and make a £6m move to Anfield in 2000 was most controversial

Once known as 'The Friendly Derby', the rivalry between Everton and Liverpool has ramped up so much that transfers across Stanley Park have all but dried up.

Although Abel Xavier has since made the switch, it was Barmby's decision to turn down a new contract with the Toffees and make a £6m move to Anfield in 2000 that was most controversial.

"I want to play for Liverpool," the midfielder declared, which Everton chairman Bill Kenwright described as "six of the worst words in the English language".

2. Johan Cruyff

Cruyff sought revenge and did the unthinkable, penning a deal with the Amsterdam club's bitter rivals Feyenoord

Aged 36 and with eight Eredivisie, one La Liga and three European Cup titles to his name, Cruyff was already a legend of the game by summer 1983. Yet after helping Ajax to another league and cup double, he was rewarded by being told he was surplus to requirements.

Cruyff sought revenge and did the unthinkable, penning a deal with the Amsterdam club's bitter rivals Feyenoord. To rub salt into wounds, the forward helped his new side to their own domestic double, scoring against Ajax in a 4-1 win along the way and earning himself a fifth Dutch Footballer of the Year title. 

3. Luis Enrique

"I don't care what these people think," he later said in reference to the home support

Now manager of Barcelona, Luis Enrique initially made a name for himself with the Catalans' bitter rivals, Real Madrid. The Spain international spent five years at the Santiago Bernabeu, even emphatically celebrating after scoring against Barça in a 5-0 win in 1995.

Yet just 18 months later he was at the Camp Nou, netting his first goal for his new club against los Blancos in Madrid and celebrating just as exuberantly.

"I don't care what these people think," he later said in reference to the home support. Ouch.

Luis Enrique

Barcelona player, Barcelona manager... but Luis Enrique spent time at Real Madrid, too