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The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated October 10, 2021 11.3k votes 2.3k voters 4.3k views111 items

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

The best players 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 superstar Cristiano Ronaldo 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 Alfredo Di Stefano and Amancio Amaro 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 players 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
    Midfielder
    1,404
    303

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • 2
    215
    144

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalitySpain,Argentina,Colombia

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1964

  • 3
    Forward, Inside forward
    175
    112

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary,Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1958-1966

  • 4
    Forward, Midfielder
    177
    115

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

  • 5
    Goalkeeper
    165
    105

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1999-2015

  • 6
    177
    118

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Real Madrid career: 1985-1992

  • 7
    110
    60

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2009-Present

  • 8
    Forward
    220
    157

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2002-2007

  • 9
    86
    40

    BirthplaceAdrogué, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

  • 10
    Stuart Davison addedMidfielder
    97
    50

    BirthplaceTolosa, Spain, Spain

    NationalitySpain

  • 11
    Midfielder
    254
    188

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

  • 12
    Forward, Midfielder
    111
    63

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

  • 13
    97
    50

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    NationalityChile

    Real Madrid career: 1992-1996

  • 14
    Midfielder
    101
    54

    BirthplaceKirkdale, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 15
    Defender, Midfielder
    193
    135

    BirthplaceGarça, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

  • 16
    Ross N Donev addedMidfielder
    90
    44

    BirthplaceVillingen-Schwenningen, Germany

    NationalityCroatia

  • 17
    105
    57

    BirthplaceCáceres, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1997-2005

  • 18
    Midfielder
    132
    82

    BirthplaceGama, Federal District, Brazil

    NationalityItaly, Brazil

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2013

  • 19
    Defender, Midfielder
    171
    117

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

  • 20
    94
    49

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    NationalityNetherlands,Suriname

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2000

  • 21
    Stuart Davison addedMidfielder
    98
    53

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, Germany

  • 22
    Defender, Midfielder
    105
    59

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

  • 23
    Midfielder
    100
    57

    BirthplaceSăcele, Constanța, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Real Madrid career: 1990-1992

  • 24
    82
    41

    BirthplaceOsijek, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 1996-1999

  • 25
    Midfielder
    96
    55

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2000-2005

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