Real Madrid is a club that could be termed as one of the elite clubs in the game. Be it the glamorous teams they field week in week out, their financial muscle or their fan base, Real is one of the best things to have happened to the game of football. Of course, with the reputation comes great responsibility and for every Real Madrid star, there are several others who could not handle the pressure associated with being a player at the club.
The club, which is rich in heritage, has seen several legends of the game ply their trade in their royal white and in this segment, we bring to you 10 of the iconic quotes that express its greatness.
#1 Gareth Bale
“When I was younger I had some close friends and we always loved European football and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force and we always watched Real Madrid.
“I remember family holidays, we used to go Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and wear them out and always pretend to be the players when we played in the park. It just started from there and I followed them since.” – Gareth Bale
The Welsh wizard has engraved himself in the folklore of Real Madrid having helped them to their 10th UEFA Champions League title in his first year at the Santiago Bernabeu and followed it up another important performance in the final of the competitions in 2015/16.
#2 Sergio Ramos
“When you put on this shirt, you know that you’ve arrived at the very top. There is no greater honour.” – Sergio Ramos
The current Real Madrid captain joined from Sevilla in the summer of 2005 for a fee believed to be in the region of €27 million, making him the subject of the highest transfer fee ever paid for a Spanish teenager.
However, in the years to come, he has more than lived up to his lofty price tag and has gone on to establish himself as the foundation of his side’s defence.
The defender has not shied away from expressing his love for his current employers in the past and given his performances for the club, he has surely engraved himself in golden letters in their history.