Real Madrid are a club steeped in history.
Los Blancos are, arguably, the biggest club in the world.
Of course, they’ve had some of the best players ever don the famous white jersey.
You can view the list that they came up with below:
50. David Beckham
Beckham joined in 2003 and went on to play 150 times and score 20 goals across four seasons.
49. Jacinto Quincoces
Quincoces is regarded as one of the greatest defenders of the interwar era.
48. Laurie Cunningham
Cunningham became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid when he signed in 1979.
47. José Santamaría
Santamaria helped Real Madrid to six La Liga titles and four European Cup’s.
46. Steve McMannaman
McMannaman joined in 1999 and made 152 appearances across four seasons. He helped the club to two La Liga titles and two Champions League’s.
45. Vicente del Bosque
Del Bosque, who also went on to manager the club in three spells, made over 400 appearances as a player.
44. Goyo Benito
Benito came through the youth system at Real Madrid and played 420 times between 1966-1982.
43. Luka Modric
Modric has been brilliant since signing in 2012. His performances for club and country saw him win the Ballon d’Or in 2018.
Marcelo will go down as one of the greatest left-back’s of all-time when he retires.
41. Karim Benzema
Benzema is one of the most complete strikers in the world. He’s scored 240 times in 500 games for Madrid.
40. Fernandes Morientes
Morientes netted 99 times for Real Madrid across two spells.
39. Claude Makelele
Makelele was so good he had a position named after him. He was a regular during his three seasons between 2000-2003.
38. Angel di Maria
Di Maria spent five seasons at Real Madrid before departing for Manchester United in a £60m move.
37. Martin Vazquez
Vazquez helped Real Madrid to 15 titles across two spells.
Marquitos was part of the side that won five consecutive European Cup’s between 1955-1960.
35. Miguel Munoz
Munoz had a great career both as a player and manager for Real Madrid.
34. José María Zárraga
After joining the club in 1951, Zarraga made 306 appearances in an 11 years spell.
33. Francisco Buyo
Buyo won six La Liga titles during his time at the club. He went on to manage Real Madrid’s B and C teams.
32. Rafael Gordillo
Gordillo joined in 1985 and helped Real Madrid to 10 major honours.
Pepe formed a fearsome partnership with Sergio Ramos during his 10-year stint at the club.
Chendo made his debut as a 21-year-old and would spend his whole professional career at the club.
Michel scored over 100 times from right-midfield after making his debut in 1982.
28. Ignacio Zoco
Zoco appeared in 400 games for Real Madrid. Sadly, he passed away in 2015 at the age of 76.
27. Roberto Carlos
Carlos is considered arguably the greatest left-backs to play the game. His prowess from set-pieces was incredible.
26. Hector Rial
Rial was a key part of Real Madrid’s all conquering side in the late 1950s.
25. Ricardo Zamora
Zamora was Real Madrid’s first choice goalkeeper between 1930-1936.
Manolo was a one-club man at Real Madrid, playing over 700 times.
23. Iván Zamorano
Zammorano was prolific during his four season spell at the club. In his debut campaign in 1992/93, he netted 37 goals in 45 games.
22. Santiago Bernabeu
Bernabeu played for Real Madrid between 1911-1927. He went on to manage the club and then later become the president.
21. Ronaldo Nazario
If it weren’t for injuries, Ronaldo would probably be regarded as the greatest player of all-time. Despite numerous fitness problems, he still netted 104 goals in 177 games.
20. Raymond Kopa
Kopa only played for the club between 1956-1959. In that time he finished runner-up twice in the Ballon d’Or and all finished third place twice.
19. José Antonio Camacho
Camacho played over 500 times for the club and won 19 major titles.
Santillana played 645 times for Los Blancos, the fourth most of any player. He netted 290 times at a ratio of 0.45 goals-per-game.
17. Fernando Redondo
Redondo was a played 225 times for the club across six seasons.
16. Predrag Mijatović
Mijatovic netted 68 times in 128 games. He scored the only goal as Real Madrid beat Juventus in the 1998 Champions League final.
15. Gareth Bale
This might seem a bit controversial given Bale’s struggles in recent times, but 105 goals in 249 games is still a great return from the wing.
Juanito scored 85 goals in 284 first division games for Madrid. He sadly passed away in 1992 after a road accident. He was just 37.
13. Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid’s inspirational captain has been an ever-present since signing in 2005. He’s made 639 appearances and has scored a ridiculous 91 goals from defence.
12. Fernando Hierro
Despite being a defensive minded player, Hierro scored an incredible 26 goals in 53 games during the 1991/92 campaign. He spent 14 successful seasons at the club.
11. Hugo Sanchez
Sanchez netted 208 goals in 283 Real Madrid games. Not too shabby.
10. Emilio Butragueño
Butrageuno was Real Madrid’s starting striker for 11 seasons before losing his place to a 17-year-old Raul.
Pirri scored 123 goals as a sweeper. He helped the club to 10 La Liga titles.
8. Amancio Amaro
Amancio scored over 100 times in a 14-year spell. He then went on to manage the club for 11 years.
7. Iker Casillas
Casillas quickly became the best goalkeeper in the world after making his debut in 1999. He made 725 appearances before departing for Porto in 2015.
Real Madrid knew they had something special when a 17-year-old Raul replaced club legend Butragueno. Raul netted 343 times and is the club’s leading appearance maker with 741.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Zidane is a brilliant manager, but he was an even better player. He had everything needed to be a world-class midfielder and was sensational during a five-season spell.
4. Ferenc Puskas
Considered one of the greatest strikers of all-time, Puskas scored 156 times in 180 Spanish league games for Real Madrid.
3. Paco Gento
Gento spent 18 years in Madrid and helped the club to 23 trophies.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Controversial. Ronaldo shattered record after record during a nine-season spell. He netted 450 times for the club, which is over 100 goals more than any other player. He also helped them to four Champions League titles.
1. Alfredo Di Stefano
Di Stefano was the star player for a Real Madrid side that dominated world football in the 1950s and 1960s. He scored in five consecutive European Cup finals from 1956-1960.
Di Stefano was an incredible player but many will argue that Ronaldo was a better player.
AS haven’t given reasons for why they consider Di Stefano to be greater, but the reason is perhaps due to how many more trophies he helped Real Madrid win during his spell.
Ramos is the highest active player and could easily move into the top 10 by the time he retires.
The most controversial pick on the list is Bale, who seems very high at 15. It’s fair to say the majority of Real Madrid fans will not agree with that.
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