On 15 January 2005 something extraordinary happened.
Real Madrid bolstered a squad containing Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and David Beckham with a £2.5million Dane.
Thomas Gravesen walked into Madrid and instantly decided to make himself known. How so? By cutting everyone in half during training sessions.
1. The Dead Leg
A schoolboy classic. Walk up to someone and knee them in the thigh, instantly reducing them to a crippled heap.
Only to be done on reserve goalkeepers.
2. The Jumper Stretch
Remember when your mum would shout at you for stretching your jumper out of shape?
Well poor Ronaldo had to go home to a telling off from Mrs Ronaldo. Two days before El Clasico as well. Savage.
3. The Picking On Someone Your Own Size
You can’t just go about bullying little players, or else you’ll get a reputation.
If you really want to be the king of the castle you’ve got to dethrone an alpha male, in this case Roberto Carlos.
His tree trunk thighs were no match for Gravesen’s Scandinavian grit.
4. The Repeat Offence
Sometimes one ‘lighthearted gag’ isn’t enough. To ‘reinforce the joke’ you’ve got to go back in for seconds.
Just look how funny Santiago Solari is finding it.
5. The It’s Finally Got A Bit Too Much
All of Gravesen’s previous scraps look to be quite light-hearted, if a bit nervy for the coaches watching on.
But when Gravesen clashed with Robinho it was no laughing matter.
The big question is, who won?
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