Galactico

Galactico

(ɡəˈlæktɪˌkəʊ)
n
(Soccer) informal a famous and highly paid footballer
[C21: from Spanish Los Galácticos the nickname of the expensively assembled Real Madrid team of the early years of the 21st century; galáctico someone from another galaxy, denoting their superstar status]
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Eden Hazard said on Thursday he wants to become a 'Galactico' at Real Madrid and believes he is joining the club at the perfect moment in his career.Hazard was unveiled in front of around 50,000 fans at the Santiagio Bernabeu after the Belgian's long-awaited move from Chelsea was confirmed last week.
UNITED want to make Gareth Bale the next Galactico to leave Real Madrid.
MOHAMED SALAH is NOT considered the 'Galactico' needed by Real Madrid this summer - with the La Liga giants keen on Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski instead.
Former Ireland No.1 Shay Given reckons David De Gea will become the world's first Galactico keeper.
They like their Galacticos, and he could be the first Galactico goalkeeper.
With Welsh Galactico Gareth Bale linked to an Old Trafford move all summer long, bookies Betfred say more than PS5,000 has been lumped on him becoming a Red Devil before the transfer window shuts.
It would mean United coming up with around u80 million -- a figure in a Galactico driven era which won't cause a problem.
Villacorta se llevaria los elogios al atajar varios disparos y de paso le entregaria a su equipo Galactico el primer titulo en su debut en Liga Platense, en tanto que Pachuca llegaria a su segunda final sin exito en la Categoria de los 10 anos.
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas Celtic's Aidan McGeady Real Madrid Galactico Kaka Chelsea captain John Terry
LCM is a real estate management and development company managing five Galactico shopping malls in Latvia--Galerija Centrs, Mols, Origo, Dole un Alfa, as well as the largest shopping mall in Estonia Ulemiste.
Several thousand fans gave new Real Madrid signing Raul Albiol a hearty welcome as the Spanish powerhouse presented its lowest-profile signing of the new "galactico'' era.
David Beckham's shelf life as a Real Madrid 'galactico' faces further scrutiny as manager Mariano Garcia Remon ponders whether the England captain's 'best before' label reads 'December 2004'.