Real Madrid's 5 greatest players of all time
Real Madrid CF, called “Los Blancos” or "the whites" by their supporters because of their famous white strip, are the biggest and most successful club in the world. Founded in 1902, Real have won 12 UEFA Champions Leagues, 3 World Club Cups and 33 La Ligas. Their astounding success has made them the leading club in the world and also the ultimate destination for any footballer.
Real's dominance in world football can be gauged from the simple fact that they have won the UEFA Champions' League on 12 occasions whereas no other club has managed to win it more than 7 times. In the 1950s, Real created history by winning 5 consecutive European Cups. That record has not been broken yet. They are again on the verge of winning their 3rd consecutive Champions' League title this year. Therefore, they are by far the most successful club in Europe.
Real are unmatched in terms of domestic success too. They have won 8 more La Liga titles than their arch-rivals FC Barcelona. Such staggering achievements confirm their unrivaled status and clout in world football.
Therefore, quite understandably, it is a dream of every young footballer to wear the famous colors of Real Madrid and play at the Santiago Bernabeu, their legendary stadium. Over the years, many outstanding players have played for Real Madrid and contributed immensely to their success. Therefore, choosing Real Madrid's 5 greatest players is not an easy task.
However, we have tried to come up with a list of 5 greatest players who have played for Real. In this context, one has to keep in mind that this list was created on the basis of the player’s contribution to the club and not of his overall achievements and stature as a player.