Best Real Madrid strikers of all-time

One of the most decorated team’s in world football, Real Madrid has featured some of the best forwards in the world including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian Ronaldo, and Raul. Here we present the best Real Madrid strikers of all-time.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Setting a record fee of 80 million pounds upon his transfer from Manchester United, the striker made a monumental impact on Los Blancos over a nine-year stretch. The Portuguese forward surpassed Raul, the previous number seven, with 450 goals of his own on 438 appearances, averaging over one per game. A four-time Champions League winner, a two-time Spanish league champ, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner as a member of Los Blancos, Ronaldo is one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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Raul

Considered one of the greatest Spanish players for ll time for his ball control and a knack for goal, Raul broke into the Real Madrid first team as a 17-year-old. The rest is history. He spent 16 years with Los Blancos, scoring 323 goals which ranks him fifth on the all-time scoring La Liga list behind Ronaldo and Messi. The 6-time La Liga Champion also starred in 3 Champions League wins and four Spanish Super Cups.

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Hugo Sanchez

In a seven-year career at the Bernabeu from 1985 to 1992, the Mexican striker won five consecutive league titles, a Spanish Cup, and the UEFA Cup. A prolific and spectacular goal-scorer, he fired 164 goals in the domestic league, 38 of which he snagged during the 1989-90 season.

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Karim Benzema

A divisive player who was notably cut from the French national team that won the World Cup 2018 for off the field issues, Karim Benzema has been an absolute gem for Los Blancos. In his nine years and 422 caps with the club, the crafty and powerful forward has scored 197 goals. He’s also been part of the squads that have won four consecutive Champions League, 2 La Liga, and 2 Copa Del Rey.

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Ronaldo Luís Nazário

Part of the Galácticos era which saw teammates Zidane, Beckham, and Roberto Carlos join the squad, Ronaldo played 5 years with Los Blancos where he scored over 100 goals. Following his second Ballon d’Or in 2002, he won La Liga with Real where he also finished as top scorer in the league.

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Gareth Bale

The Welsh forward scored one of the most memorable goals in Champions League history — a bicycle kick that sealed the victory for Real Madrid against Liverpool in 2018. A four-time Champions League winner, he’s collected a Spanish league and cup trophy as well. With already 73 goals in 132 appearances for Los Blancos and the spotlight on him given the departure of Ronaldo, it’s Bale’s time to shine.

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Emilio Butragueno

The Spanish striker played eleven seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu, netting 123 times and contributed to a bag of titles including the team’s two UEFA Cups, two Copa del Rey, and six La Liga titles.

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Ruud Van Nistelrooy

The prolific scoring Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy bagged 64 goals in his 96 caps with Real Madrid. He was the team’s top scorer in the 2006-07 season. A two-time La Liga champion, he, unfortunately, suffered injuries in the latter half of his tenure for the club.

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Kaka

The Brazilian midfielder Kaká also played forward in his four years with Real Madrid, tallying 29 goals, 32 assists, in 120 appearances. Nagged by persistent injuries, he nonetheless won one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey.

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Alfredo Di Stefano

A star forward at Real Madrid for eleven seasons, the Argentine forward Alfredo Di Stefano scored a remarkable 216 games in 282 games with Los Blancos. His honors include eight First Division titles, five European Cups, and a Copa Del Rey.

Francisco Gento

The so-called “Storm Of The Cantabrian” as he was known to many Real Madrid fans, Francisco Gento was an absolute handful for defenses. He scored 178 goals in over six hundred appearances, winning an astonishing twelve La Liga titles, six European Cups, and two Copa del Rey.

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