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The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time  

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170 votes 17 voters 32 items

List Rules Vote up the top defenders ever to take the pitch for Real Madrid.

The best defenders ever to lace up their cleats for Real Madrid have been part of a long legacy of tremendous soccer. All the Real Madrid CF stars of past and present have had a hand in crafting the history of their club team.

While recent Real Madrid defenders like Sergio Ramos and Pepe have helped keep Real Madrid among the class of La Liga and the A-list of world soccer, early standouts from the club's roster like Manuel Sanchis and Jose Antonio Camacho put the Real Madrid defense on the map as a group worth following.

So which of these players from Real Madrid's long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Real Madrid defenders of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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1
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

2
Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1983-2001

3
Pepe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2007-2017

4
Fernando Hierro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

5
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

6
Marcelo Vieira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2007-Present

7
Iván Helguera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1999-2007

8
Uli Stielike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1977-1985

9
José Antonio Camacho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1973-1989

10
Raphaël Varane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2011-present

11
José Santamaría is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1957-1966

12
Chendo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1982-1998

13
Gregorio Benito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Gregorio Benito

Real Madrid career: 1969-1982

14
Luis Regueiro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Luis Regueiro

Real Madrid career: 1931-1936

15
Míchel Salgado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1999-2009

16
Rafael Lesmes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1952-1960

17
Marquitos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Marquitos

Real Madrid career: 1954-1962

18
Álvaro Arbeloa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2004-2005, 2009-2016

19
Aitor Karanka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1997-2002

20
Rafael Alkorta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1993-1997

21
Pedro de Felipe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 1963-1972

22
Mikel Lasa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Mikel Lasa

Real Madrid career: 1991-1997

23
Nacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time

Real Madrid career: 2012-present

24
Pachín is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Pachín

Real Madrid career: 1959-1968

25
Vicente Miera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Real Madrid Defenders Of All Time
Vicente Miera

Real Madrid career: 1961-1969