Definition of Galactico

What is the meaning of Galactico in the game of football?

The term Galactico often refers to a superstar football player, acquired by the Spanish club giant, Real Madrid.

A Galactico is a world class player, purchased for his superb quality on the field, and more often than not, his off-field marketability, which generates commercial revenue for the club (jersey sales etc.).

The first Real Madrid Galactico was Alfredo Di Stefano, back in the 1950's, while the most recent Galactico is the young Colombian World Cup sensation, James Rodriguez.

Some other Galacticos of recent times include David Beckham, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.