Ranking the players of Real Madrid Castilla
- We rank the players of Real Madrid Castilla, Madrid's B team, in order of their talent, potential and chances of making it to first team.
#18 Francisco Manuel Tena Jaramillo
The oldest player on this list at 23 years of age, Tena played over 100 games at different clubs including Sevilla B before joining Madrid in 2016. The Andalusian played in a Copa del Rey game while at Sevilla and brings experience to his defensive midfield role in the side.
Further, Tena played a key part in the Sevilla B side clinching promotion to the second division last season. Tactically aware and a good ball-winner, Tena provides a good base for the team to attack. However, at his age, it is difficult to expect him to get a chance in the first team anytime soon.
#17 Víctor Campuzano Bonilla
Victor Campuzano is a striker who was signed from RCD Espanyol by Los Blancos at the start of this season. The 19-year old can play across the front three and possesses pace, high work-rate and goalscoring ability.
He has played 21 games so far this season and has scored 5 goals for the Castilla side. He needs to improve his game if he needs to be considered for the first team in the near future.
#16 Javier Muñoz Jimenez
The vice-captain of the side, Javi Munoz is the controller in the side, with his technical and passing ability making him a crucial part of the team. He has been at Madrid since 2006 and made his first team debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey in 2014.
However, at 22 years of age, Munoz might not finally make the cut at Los Blancos and yet can have a good career elsewhere.
#15 Mario Hermoso Canseco
The 3rd captain of the side, Hermoso is a local boy and has been with the club since 2006. Rising through the ranks at La Fabrica, Hermoso was sent out on a loan spell to Real Valladolid last season. On returning, he became a part of Santiago Solari’s Castilla team.
Hermoso played for the first team as a youth player in 2012 when he came on as a substitute against Millionarios FC in the Santiago Bernabeu trophy. A left-back by trade, Hermoso is a good defender, adept at dead-ball situations and has good amount of pace to maraud the left-wing. With opportunities going to come next season in his role, Hermoso should make the most of any opportunity he gets.
#14 Luis Miguel Quezada Sanchez
The under-20 Dominican Republic international is a versatile player who can play anywhere on the left-side and has been with Madrid since 2006. Coming from a sporting family, with his father a professional baseball player in the Dominican Republic, Quezada went out on loan last season to UE Olot before becoming a part of the reserve team this season.
Quezada is known for his excellent crossing ability and his versatility makes him an asset to the side. However, whether he can displace the Galacticos ahead of him in the Madrid first team or even serve as a back-up is going to be a very tough task given the quality that Zidane’s team possesses.
#13 Cristian Josue Artiles Cedres
Cristian Cedres came through the Las Palmas youth setup before Real Madrid snapped him up in 2010. He is a pacy and skilful player who loves to take on opposition players and is known to have a good shot as well.
The 21-year old has been playing with Real Madrid Castilla from 2015 and despite being adept in using either foot, the presence of players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will hamper his chances of having a long career at the capital club.