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The Best Real Madrid Midfielders Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 2.3k votes 996 voters 2.5k 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.

  • Luka Modrić1

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

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  • Zinedine Zidane2

    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

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  • Kaká3

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2013

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  • Raúl4

    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

  • Roberto Carlos5

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

  • Guti6

    Real Madrid career: 1995-2010

  • Luís Figo7

    Real Madrid career: 2000-2005

  • Marcelo Vieira8

    Real Madrid career: 2007-Present

  • Gheorghe Hagi9

    Real Madrid career: 1990-1992

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  • Emilio Butragueño10

    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

  • Ángel di María11

    Real Madrid career: 2010-2014

  • Isco12

    Real Madrid career: 2013-Present

  • David Beckham13

    Real Madrid career: 2003-2007

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  • Jesús Alonso Fernández14

    Jesús Alonso Fernández

    Real Madrid career: 1935-1936, 1936-1948

  • Sergio Ramos15

    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

  • Míchel16


    Real Madrid career: 1981-1996

  • Fernando Hierro17

    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

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  • Pirri18

    Real Madrid career: 1964-1980

  • Casemiro19

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • Amancio Amaro20

    Real Madrid career: 1962-1976

  • Raymond Kopa21

    Real Madrid career: 1956-1959

  • Mesut Özil22

    Real Madrid career: 2010-2013

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  • Francisco García Hernández23

    Francisco García Hernández

    Real Madrid career: 1978-1983

  • Jaime Lazcano24

    Jaime Lazcano

    Real Madrid career: 1928-1935

  • Uli Stielike25

    Real Madrid career: 1977-1985