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The Best Real Madrid Midfielders Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 2.6k votes 1.1k voters 2.8k views49 items

List RulesVote up the top midfielders ever to take the pitch for Real Madrid.

The best midfielders 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.

Real Madrid has been one of the top teams in La Liga for years, and recent star midfielders like Raul and David Beckham helped the club keep its status among the A-list of the soccer world. But the history goes back longer than that, with early standouts from the club's roster like Ignacio Zoco and Sabino Barinaga establishing themselves in the club's early history.

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 midfielders 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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    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

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    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

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    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

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    Real Madrid career: 2000-2005

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    #3 of 150 The Best Soccer Players from Portugal#210 of 311 Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors

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    Jaime Lazcano

    Real Madrid career: 1928-1935

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    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

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    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

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    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

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    Real Madrid career: 1973-1984

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    Real Madrid career: 1964-1980

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    Míchel

    Real Madrid career: 1981-1996

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    Real Madrid career: 1996-1999

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    #146 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s#16 of 54 The Best Real Madrid Forwards Of All Time

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    Sabino Barinaga

    Real Madrid career: 1940-1950

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    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

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    Real Madrid career: 1962-1976

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    Real Madrid career: 1956-1959

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    Ricardo Gallego

    Real Madrid career: 1980-1989

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    Real Madrid career: 1990-1992

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    Real Madrid career: 2010-2014

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    Real Madrid career: 2007-Present

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    #83 of 1,293 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#33 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

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    Hilario

    Real Madrid career: 1931-1936

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    Jesús Alonso Fernández

    Real Madrid career: 1935-1936, 1936-1948

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    Real Madrid career: 2003-2007

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    Real Madrid career: 1977-1985

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    Real Madrid career: 1995-2010