5 Greatest Real Madrid defenders of all time
Real Madrid was the World's first Super Club. Statistically speaking, it is one of the most decorated footballing club ever.
When European Cup was first launched in 1955/56 season, they announced their European superiority by winning the cup five times in a row. Apart from the numerous other silverware, the club has a record 33 Ligas to its name and has dominated the highest level of footballing competition by winning 13 European cups.
For over several decades, the club has attracted the biggest names in the footballing industry employing their Galactico policy.
A major share of that success comes from the hard work of the defenders who over the years have shed their blood, sweat and tears for the pride of this glorious club. So let's take a look at the 5 greatest defenders who embraced the Los Blancos badge.
Before we start I would like to name out a few honourable mentions: José Martínez Sánchez (Pirri), Marcelo Vieira, Jose Antonio Camacho, Manolo Sanchís Hontiyuelo and many others.
#5 Sergio Ramos
Years played: 2005-Present
Everything about Ramos induces a sense of the Real Madrid ethics, such has been his imperishable bond with the club. Since Real Madrid acquired his services from Sevilla in 2005, the Spaniard has grown into a world-class defender aiding his side to 19 silverware in the process.
Ramos has shown great character over the years, he's been the strong leader who everyone looks up to in the dressing room. A great header of the ball, over and over he has turned up for Madrid at crucial moments to seal the victory for the Los Blancos.
Now 31, the mighty defender is still not showing any signs of stopping and has several more years ahead of him to forge a greater status for himself as a Madridista than he already is.
Honours: 4 European Cup, 3 FIFA Club World Cup, 3 European Super Cup, 4 Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 3 Spanish Super Cup & 1 World Cup.