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The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated July 17, 2021 8.9k votes 1.8k voters 3.6k views110 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
    1,183
    235

    Luka Modrić

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • 2
    194
    122

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityColombia, Argentina, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1964

  • 3
    156
    91

    Hugo Sánchez

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Real Madrid career: 1985-1992

  • 4
    165
    99

    Roberto Carlos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGarça, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

  • 5
    192
    122

    Ronaldo

    Forward

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2002-2007

  • 6
    159
    94

    Ferenc Puskás

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalitySpain, Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary

    Real Madrid career: 1958-1966

  • 7
    226
    150

    Zinedine Zidane

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

  • 8
    158
    94

    Raúl

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

  • 9
    155
    93

    Iker Casillas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1999-2015

  • 10
    65
    25

    Xabi Alonso

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTolosa, Spain, Spain

    NationalitySpain

  • 11
    57
    18

    BirthplaceAdrogué, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

  • 12
    74
    34

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    NationalityChile

    Real Madrid career: 1992-1996

  • 13
    373
    309

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanto António, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2018

  • 14
    153
    108

    Sergio Ramos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

  • 15

    BirthplaceCáceres, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1997-2005

  • 16
    94
    54

    Emilio Butragueño

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

  • 17
    55
    18

    Steve McManaman

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKirkdale, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 18
    96
    56

    Kaká

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGama, Federal District, Brazil

    NationalityItaly, Brazil

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2013

  • 19
    88
    50

    Fernando Hierro

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

  • 20
    98
    59

    BirthplaceCantabria, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1971

  • 21
    71
    35

    Toni Kroos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, Germany

  • 22
    74
    39

    Santillana

    Forward

    BirthplaceSantillana del Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1971-1988

  • 23
    62
    30

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    NationalitySuriname, Netherlands

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2000

  • 24
    55
    25

    Robert Prosinečki

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceVillingen-Schwenningen, Germany

    NationalityCroatia

  • 25
    49
    20

    BirthplaceOsijek, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 1996-1999

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