Romanian football icon Gheorghe Hagi joined Italian team Brescia shortly before the start of the 1992/93 season. Brescia were still in the Italian top flight when Gheorghe Hagi signed for them from Real Madrid. In his first season at Brescia, Hagi was unable to save the club from demotion to the second division. In his second season at the Italian club, Gheorghe Hagi contributed his own quota in securing promotion to the Italian Serie A. Brescia finished third in the Italian Serie B and they were able to secure promotion to the top flight as a result. Also in the same season, Hagi helped Brescia win the Anglo-Italian Cup thanks to the 1-0 win over English team Notts County in the final played at the Wembley Stadium.

After two seasons at Brescia, Hagi returned to Spain to sign for Barcelona thereby joining the list of selected few to play for both Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Romanian star moved to Barcelona from Brescia shortly after impressing for his country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup tournament in the United States of America. He was one of the best players at the tournament as Romania reached the quarterfinals before they were beaten on penalties by Sweden.

Barcelona were the La Liga champions when Gheorghe Hagi joined for £2m. He won the Spanish Super Cup with his new team almost immediately. Hagi didn’t play as much as he would have loved at Barcelona under the tutelage of the great Johann Cryuff.

Hagi spent two years at Barcelona before Galatasaray secured his signing at the age of 31. He was entering the twilight of his career when he signed for the Turkish Super League team. Brazilian team Sao Paulo also wanted to sign him. At Galatasaray, Hagi had the best spell of his career as he became a cult hero. He won a lot of trophies during his time at Galatasaray.