Galactico

/ (ɡəˈlæktɪˌkəʊ) /

noun

informal a famous and highly paid footballer

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Word Origin for Galactico

C20: 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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