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The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated August 24, 2020 4.0k votes 1.3k voters 2.0k views108 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
    Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Luka Modrić

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

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    Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalitySpain,Argentina,Colombia

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1964

  • 3
    Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Zinedine Zidane

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

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    Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Ronaldo

    Forward

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2002-2007

  • 5
    Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    28

    Roberto Carlos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGarça, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

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    Ferenc Puskás is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    38

    Ferenc Puskás

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary,Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1958-1966

  • 7
    Raúl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Raúl

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

  • 8
    Marcelo Vieira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    10

    Marcelo Vieira

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 2007-Present

  • 9
    Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Sergio Ramos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

  • 10
    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanto António, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2018

  • 11
    Emilio Butragueño is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Emilio Butragueño

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

  • 12
    Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Iker Casillas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1999-2015

  • 13
    David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    David Beckham

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Real Madrid career: 2003-2007

  • 14
    Fernando Hierro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    17

    Fernando Hierro

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

  • 15
    Francisco Gento is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    20

    BirthplaceCantabria, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1971

  • 16
    Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Luís Figo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2000-2005

  • 17
    Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Gareth Bale

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    NationalityWales

    Real Madrid career: 2013-Present

  • 18
    Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Hugo Sánchez

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Real Madrid career: 1985-1992

  • 19
    Míchel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    10

    Míchel

    Midfielder

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1981-1996

  • 20
    Casemiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    14

    Casemiro

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSão José dos Campos, Brazil, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • 21
    Santiago Bernabéu Yeste is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

    BirthplaceAlmansa, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1911-1927

  • 22
    Guti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Guti

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTorrejón de Ardoz, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1995-2010

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    Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    27

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2009-Present

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    Pepe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    Pepe

    Defender

    BirthplaceMaceió, Brazil

    NationalityPortugal, Brazil

    Real Madrid career: 2007-2017

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    Isco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked
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    18

    Isco

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2013-Present

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