Barcelona's Underrated Players: 1
Although it might seem weird to include a player who only featured for Barcelona on 18 occasions for half a season, Edgar Davids’ contribution to Barça’s brilliance was fundamental. It was his arrival in January, on loan from Juventus, that added a steel to the Blaugrana midfield. It was that steel that Frank Rijkaard built off, allowing Ronaldinho the freedom he needed to run havoc.
Barça won nothing but ended the season in such form that they were primed for the 14 years of glory that was to come. Without Davids, none of that would have happened, and everyone forgets that.
Edgar Davids offered such a strong dynamic to our midfield. He played for Barça only in 2004, thanks to a loan from Juventus. Which is also largely why he's so underrated. He was physically a tank, but also had experience, as he had already played for top clubs like Ajax, AC Milan (which at the time was much stronger than today's Milan), and Juventus.
If I could compare him to someone I would say Vidal. Decent vision, better than what you would expect from a physical midfielder, great strength and can be useful both defensively and offensively.
At least people remember you for your glasses @edgardavidsofficial😅.