Benzema, Raul, Ronaldo, Puskas: Who is Real Madrid's greatest goalscorer?

On Thursday evening, Karim Benzema equalled Raul Gonzalez’s overall goal tally for Real Madrid.

The French maestro scored Los Blancos’ second goal in a 6-0 thrashing of Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Benzema has now scored 323 goals in the famous white shirt, which puts him joint-second on the all-time list, behind only the great Cristiano Ronaldo.

So, after yet another historic achievement by the 2022 Ballon d’Or favourite, we’ve decided to take a look at the underlying stats among Real Madrid’s greatest goalscorers.

Using the ever-reliable Transfermarkt, we’ve ranked the top 25 by their goals-per-game ratios.

And the amount of legendary figures on show is quite absurd…

Karim Benzema celebrates a goal for Real Madrid
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 10: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 10, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s 25 greatest goalscorers ranked by goals-per-game

25. Guti | 77 goals | 0.14 goals-per-game

24. Sergio Ramos | 101 goals | 0.15 goals-per-game

23. Fernando Hierro | 126 goals | 0.21 goals-per-game

22. Michel | 127 goals | 0.24 goals-per-game

21. Juanito | 109 goals | 0.30 goals-per-game

20. Pirri | 150 goals | 0.30 goals-per-game

19. Paco Gento | 159 goals | 0.30 goals-per-game

18. Amancio | 139 goals | 0.34 goals-per-game

17. Fernando Morientes | 100 goals | 0.37 goals-per-game

16. Emilio Butragueno | 166 goals | 0.37 goals-per-game

Emilio Butragueno in action for Real Madrid
1992: Emilio Butragueno of Real Madrid in action during a Spanish Division One match against Athletico Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

15. Gareth Bale | 106 goals | 0.41 goals-per-game

14. Santillana | 252 goals | 0.44 goals-per-game

13. Raul Gonzalez | 323 goals | 0.44 goals-per-game

12. Gonzalo Higuain | 121 goals | 0.46 goals-per-game

11. Sabino Barinaga | 80 goals | 0.49 goals-per-game

10. Luis Molowny | 101 goals | 0.53 goals-per-game

9. Hector Rial | 74 goals | 0.54 goals-per-game

8. Karim Benzema | 323 goals | 0.54 goals-per-game

7. Ivan Zamorano | 101 goals | 0.58 goals-per-game

6. Ronaldo Nazario | 103 goals | 0.58 goals-per-game

Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 23: Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid v Valencia at the Bernabau stadium on October 23, 2004 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

5. Hugo Sanchez | 195 goals | 0.74 goals-per-game

4. Alfredo di Stefano | 267 goals | 0.77 goals-per-game

3. Pahino | 111 goals | 0.86 goals-per-game

2. Ferenc Puskas | 199 goals | 0.88 goals-per-game

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo | 450 goals | 1.03 goals-per-game
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal for Real Madrid
MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and APOEL Nikosia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 13, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Ronaldo’s stats at Real Madrid never cease to amaze us.

Averaging over a goal per outing at Sunday League level is a mighty fine achievement, but at the biggest club in the world over the course of nine years? Yeah, there aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe that.

Benzema’s record is mighty impressive too, but even he himself would admit that it pales in comparison to that of Ronaldo.

Puskas, Pahino, Di Stefano and Sanchez’s numbers are pretty darn ridiculous as well…

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