Real Madrid's Greatest XI

 Iker Casillas
Captain. Saviour. Saint. 

Even though rivals FC Barcelona have been on the receiving end of trophies more often than Real Madrid in the last decade, if you look at it from the big picture, no other club has been as successful as Real Madrid in Europe in terms of silverware. From Alfredo Di Stefano to Ferenc Puskás and Hugo Sanchez to Raul and Zidane to the new-age Galacticos, Real Madrid were never short of great players on their roster – and not surprisingly, it comes off as a tough task to put up a team together with the best players who have ever donned the iconic White jersey. 

Building up to the much awaited El Clasico, here's my attempt at compiling the best possible team that Real Madrid could field with all their players in the history at their disposal. 

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas

"Saint Iker saves the day again!" 

Even though Iker Casillas' departure from the club was anything but pleasant for fans to witness, his contribution to the team is second to no other keeper. He has been Real Madrid’s first choice in front of the goal since the turn of the century, and knowing how fragile their defence has always been, it was only because of Casillas’ sheer brilliance, the team didn’t concede as much as they would if he wasn’t there to save the day again and again with his lightning fast reflexes.

And, when it comes to loyalty, Casillas comes second only to Raul with 725 appearances for the club. There has simply been no one better. 

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