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The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated August 24, 2020 4.2k votes 1.3k voters 2.1k 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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  • Luka Modrić1
    947
    105

    Luka Modrić

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • Alfredo Di Stéfano2

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityColombia, Argentina, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1964

  • Raúl3
    78
    54

    Raúl

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1994-2010

  • Roberto Carlos4
    57
    32

    Roberto Carlos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGarça, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2007

  • Zinedine Zidane5
    94
    71

    Zinedine Zidane

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2001-2006

  • Ferenc Puskás6
    64
    41

    Ferenc Puskás

    Forward, Inside forward

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    NationalityHungary,Spain

    Real Madrid career: 1958-1966

  • Ronaldo7
    88
    67

    Ronaldo

    Forward

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2002-2007

  • Cristiano Ronaldo8
    178
    172

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSanto António, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2009-2018

  • Sergio Ramos9
    77
    64

    Sergio Ramos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2005-Present

  • Iker Casillas10
    64
    50

    Iker Casillas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1999-2015

  • Marcelo Vieira11
    28
    11

    Marcelo Vieira

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Real Madrid career: 2007-Present

  • David Beckham12
    37
    25

    David Beckham

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Real Madrid career: 2003-2007

  • Luís Figo13
    32
    21

    Luís Figo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    NationalityPortugal

    Real Madrid career: 2000-2005

  • Karim Benzema14
    37
    28

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    NationalityFrance

    Real Madrid career: 2009-Present

  • Gareth Bale15
    38
    31

    Gareth Bale

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    NationalityWales

    Real Madrid career: 2013-Present

  • Emilio Butragueño16
    30
    21

    Emilio Butragueño

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1983-1995

  • Hugo Sánchez17
    35
    30

    Hugo Sánchez

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Real Madrid career: 1985-1992

  • Francisco Gento18
    28
    21

    BirthplaceCantabria, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1953-1971

  • Guti19
    34
    28

    Guti

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceTorrejón de Ardoz, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1995-2010

  • Fernando Hierro20
    27
    20

    Fernando Hierro

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1989-2003

  • Isco21
    25
    18

    Isco

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 2013-Present

  • Míchel22
    20
    11

    Míchel

    Midfielder

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1981-1996

  • Casemiro23
    24
    17

    Casemiro

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSão José dos Campos, Brazil, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Real Madrid career: 2012-Present

  • Santiago Bernabéu Yeste24

    BirthplaceAlmansa, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Real Madrid career: 1911-1927

  • Clarence Seedorf25
    18
    11

    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    NationalitySuriname, Netherlands

    Real Madrid career: 1996-2000