Real Madrid has been a popular destination for some of the most talented Brazilian players in the world, including Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos. Let’s take a look back at some of the Brazilian stars to don the black and white shirt.
Ronaldo shocked the world with his blend of power, speed, and remarkable dribbling technique. With 177 caps and 104 goals for Los Blancos, the striker steamrolled his to winning La Liga twice, along with a Supercopa de España and Intercontinental Cup.
The Brazilian midfielder Kaká played 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.
Part of the Real Madrid Galácticos that ushered in star players from overseas, Roberto Carlos played 527 times for Los Blancos, making his name as one of the best left-back in history. The Brazilian defender also made a name for himself as a free-kick specialist, known for blasting rockets at goal. Carlos finished his Real career winning four domestic league trophies and Champions League three times.
Known for his exquisite first touch, the Brazilian left-back Marcelo has spent the past 11 seasons at the Bernabeu. A four-time Champions League winner and La Liga champion, he’s also won two Copa Del Rey.
The Brazilian forward played three seasons with Los Blancos, scoring 25 goals in 101 domestic competitions. During his tenure, Los Blancos won La Liga twice and a Supercopa de España. Used as bait for a potential Ronaldo transfer in 2008, Robinho left Real Madrid for Manchester City.
Nicknamed ‘The Beast,’ Julio Baptista was a force to be reckoned with on the field during his tenure at Real Madrid. He scored 13 goals in 76 appearances, although he was loaned to Arsenal in his second year.
The industrious Brazilian defensive midfielder played one year with Real Madrid, winning a La Liga in the 2006/07 season before heading back to Serie A.
The Brazilian midfielder Flávio Conceição played four seasons with Los Blancos, earning 45 caps and one goal for the side. He played on loan with Borussia Dortmund in his third season. During his Madrid tenure, he won the Champions League and two Spanish league titles.
The Brazilian left winger scored 16 goals in his 105 appearances for Los Blancos. During his five years, he helped the team win a bag of major trophies including three Champions League, a La Liga, and a Supercopa de España in 2001.
The former Real Madrid left-back Zé Roberto played for Los Blancos in 1997 for only 15 games. But the stay was short and sweet — he helped the side win La Liga and Champions League in 1997, where he scored his only goal for the club.
The Brazilian right-back played one season with Los Blancos, earning 32 caps and scoring four times. Filling in behind Sergio Ramos, he moved on to AS Roma in 2007 to play more regularly.