List of Real Madrid CF players

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a professional association football club based in Madrid, Spain, that plays in La Liga. The club was formed in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, and played its first competitive match on 13 May 1902, when it entered the final of the Campeonato de Copa de S.M. Alfonso XIII.[1] Real Madrid was one of the founding members of La Liga in 1929, and is one of three clubs, along with FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, to have never been relegated from the league.[2][3] Since then, the club's first team has competed in numerous nationally and internationally organized competitions. Real is the second most successful club in Spanish football, having won 68 domestic titles; a record 35 La Liga titles, 19 Spanish Cups, 12 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte, and 1 League Cup. Real is the most successful club in European and international football, having won 28 official UEFA and FIFA trophies in total.[4]

Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) is Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer.

Raúl holds the record for most overall appearances, having played 741 from 1994 to 2010, ahead of Iker Casillas, who made 725 appearances from 1999 to 2015.[5] Manuel Sanchís, Jr is third with 710 appearances from 1983 to 2001 for the club. Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer with 450 goals in 438 appearances from 2009 to 2018. He holds the record for the most goals in a season, scoring 61 in all competitions during the 2014–15 season and also holds the record for most league goals scored in a season, with 48 goals in 2014–15 La Liga. Karim Benzema is the second-highest scorer with 327 goals, having overtaken Raúl, who is third with 323 goals, in August 2022.

Real Madrid has employed numerous famous players, with four FIFA World Player of the Year, seven Ballon d'Or, two FIFA Ballon d'Or, four European Golden Shoe and two FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball winners among the previous and current club players.

The list includes notable footballers who have played for Real Madrid. Generally, this means players that have played at least 50 official matches. However, some players who have played fewer matches are also included if they are on Real's list of Legendary Players.

KeyEdit

Club captains who have won a major senior competition
* Club record holder
¤ Played their full career at Real Madrid

List of playersEdit

Information correct as of the match played on 11 September 2022.

 
Raúl is Real Madrid's most-capped player with 741 appearances for the club.
 
With 180 caps, Sergio Ramos made the most international appearances as a Real Madrid player.
 
Luís Figo became the first Real Madrid footballer to win the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo is the record goalscorer in a league season for Real Madrid, with 48 goals in 2014–15, and he is the first Real Madrid footballer to win four Ballon d'Ors, in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
 
Gareth Bale is Real Madrid's joint most expensive signing.
Name Nat Pos[NB] Real Madrid career Captaincy Apps Goals Notes
Arthur Johnson   Forward 1901–1904 1901–1902
Federico Revuelto   Forward 1902–1912 1903–1904
Manuel Prast   Forward 1904–1908
1912–1914
11 8
José Berraondo   Defender 1904–1909 1905–1909
José Quirante   Midfielder 1906–1908
Sotero Aranguren   Midfielder 1911–1918 15 4
Eulogio Aranguren   Midfielder 1911–1921 20 0
Santiago Bernabéu*   Forward 1911–1927 1915–1921 79[6] 68
René Petit   Forward 1914–1917 14 3
Juan Monjardín   Forward 1919–1929 1921–1924 26 21
Félix Quesada   Defender 1922–1936 1928–1935 146 12
José María Peña   Midfielder 1926–1932 99 3
Gaspar Rubio   Forward 1928–1930 55 48
Jaime Lazcano   Midfielder 1928–1935 115 62
Luis Olaso   Midfielder 1929–1933 59 11
Ricardo Zamora*   Goalkeeper 1930–1936 112 0 [Zamora][A]
Eugenio Hilario   Forward 1930–1936 1935–1936 105 28
Manuel Olivares   Forward 1931–1934 50 44
Ciriaco   Defender 1931–1936 87 0
Hilario   Midfielder 1931–1936 73 21
Luis Regueiro   Forward 1931–1936 121 42
Jacinto Quincoces   Defender 1931–1942 169 1
Leoncito   Midfielder 1931–1942 1939–1942 149 9
Pedro Regueiro   Midfielder 1932–1936 104 0
Emilín   Forward 1933–1936 56 21
José Ramón Sauto   Midfielder 1933–1944 1942–1944 124 0
Ildefonso Sañudo   Forward 1934–1936 60 30
Chus Alonso   Midfielder 1935–1936
1936–1948
160 68
Simón Lecue   Forward 1935–1942 102 32
Juan Antonio Ipiña   Midfielder 1936–1949 1944–1949 292 9
Manuel Alday   Forward 1939–1944 80 65
Sabino Barinaga   Midfielder 1940–1950 1949–1950 182 93
Antonio Alsúa   Forward 1941–1948 176 45
Félix Huete   Midfielder 1941–1948 180 1
Corona   Defender 1942–1948 153 9
Moleiro   Midfielder 1942–1948 107 9
Clemente   Defender 1942–1952 1950–1952 144 0
Pruden   Forward 1943–1948 116 87
José Bañón   Goalkeeper 1943–1949 159 0 [Zamora]
Luis Molowny   Forward 1946–1957 1952–1956 208 103
Jesús Narro   Midfielder 1948–1952 66 12
Pahiño   Forward 1948–1953 143 124 [Pichichi]
Miguel Muñoz   Midfielder 1948–1958 1956–1958 275 24
Joaquín Navarro   Defender 1949–1957 215 3
Juanito Alonso   Goalkeeper 1949–1960 1958–1960 296 0 [Zamora]
Joaquín Oliva   Defender 1950–1957 124 0
Roque Olsen   Forward 1950–1957 123 66
Joseíto   Forward 1951–1959 176 76
José María Zárraga   Midfielder 1951–1962 1960–1962 303 7
Rafael Lesmes   Defender 1952–1960 218 1
José María Vidal   Midfielder 1953–1956
1959–1963
63 2
Enrique Mateos   Forward 1953–1961 94 50
Alfredo Di Stéfano*  
 
 
Forward 1953–1964 396 308 [d'Or][Pichichi][B]
Francisco Gento*   Forward 1953–1971 1962–1971 600 182
Ángel Atienza   Defender 1954–1959 73 0
Héctor Rial  
 
Midfielder 1954–1961 169 83
Marquitos   Defender 1954–1962 225 3
Ramón Marsal   Forward 1955–1961 59 27
Juan Santisteban   Midfielder 1956–1961
1963–1964
115 4
Antonio Ruiz   Midfielder 1956–1963 103 5
Pedro Casado   Defender 1956–1966 123 1
Raymond Kopa   Forward 1956–1959 103 30 [d'Or]
Rogelio Domínguez   Goalkeeper 1957–1962 85 0
José Santamaría  
 
Defender 1957–1966 337 2
Pepillo II   Forward 1958–1962 30 28
Ferenc Puskás*  
 
Forward 1958–1966 262 242 [Pichichi][C]
Pachín*   Defender 1959–1968 218 2
Manuel Bueno   Midfielder 1959–1971 118 27
Luis del Sol   Midfielder 1960–1962 96 32
José Vicente   Goalkeeper 1960–1964 100 0 [Zamora][A]
Antonio Betancort   Goalkeeper 1961–1962
1963–1971
177 0 [Zamora]
Isidro Sánchez   Defender 1961–1965 103 1
Félix Ruiz   Midfielder 1961–1968 141 44
Fernando Serena   Midfielder 1961–1968 54 11
José Araquistáin   Goalkeeper 1961–1968 97 0
Vicente Miera   Defender 1961–1969 147 1
Lucien Muller   Midfielder 1962–1965 92 3
Ignacio Zoco   Midfielder 1962–1974 1971–1974 434 17
Amancio   Forward 1962–1976 1974–1976 471 155 [Pichichi]
Manuel Velázquez   Midfielder 1962–1977 402 59
Antonio Calpe   Defender 1963–1971 121 2
Pedro de Felipe   Defender 1963–1972 170 0
Manuel Sanchís, Sr   Defender 1964–1971 213 1
José Luis López   Defender 1964–1976 182 16
Ramón Grosso   Forward 1964–1976 366 75
Pirri   Midfielder 1964–1980 1976–1980 561 172
Fernando Zunzunegui   Defender 1966–1972 112 5
Toni Grande   Defender 1968–1973 121 14
Miguel Ángel   Goalkeeper 1968–1986 1980–1986 346 0 [Zamora]
Sebastián Fleitas   Forward 1969–1972 58 18
Goyo Benito*   Defender 1969–1982 420 3
Juan Carlos Touriño  
 
Defender 1970–1976 134 0
Javier Aguilar   Forward 1971–1979 190 50
Mariano García Remón   Goalkeeper 1971–1984 231 0
Santillana*   Forward 1971–1988 1986–1988 645 290 [D]
Vicente del Bosque   Midfielder 1973–1984 339 25
José Antonio Camacho   Defender 1973–1989 1988–1989 577 11
Günter Netzer   Midfielder 1974–1976 100 13
Paul Breitner   Defender 1974–1977 100 10
Roberto Martínez  
 
Forward 1974–1980 192 61
Juan Sol   Defender 1975–1979 141 0
Henning Jensen   Forward 1976–1979 102 19
Isidoro San José   Midfielder 1976–1986 271 7
Enrique Wolff   Defender 1977–1979 90 6
Andrés Sabido   Defender 1977–1982 117 3
Isidro   Forward 1977–1985 223 22
Uli Stielike   Midfielder 1977–1985 308 50
Juanito   Forward 1977–1987 401 121 [Pichichi]
Francisco García Hernández   Midfielder 1978–1983 128 37
Laurie Cunningham   Midfielder 1979–1984 66 20
Ángel   Midfielder 1979–1985 237 13
Francisco Pineda   Forward 1980–1985 145 43
Ricardo Gallego*   Midfielder 1980–1989 372 28
Agustín   Goalkeeper 1980–1990 1989–1990 123 0 [Zamora]
José Antonio Salguero   Defender 1981–1987 138 8
Míchel*   Midfielder 1981–1996 559 130
John Metgod   Defender 1982–1984 85 7
Chendo   Defender 1982–1998¤ 1990–1998 497 3
Rafael Martín Vázquez   Midfielder 1983–1990
1992–1995
341 47
Emilio Butragueño*   Forward 1983–1995 463 171 [Pichichi]
Manuel Sanchís, Jr   Defender 1983–2001¤ 1998–2001 710 40
Jorge Valdano   Forward 1984–1987 120 56
Jesús Solana   Defender 1985–1991 177 3
Hugo Sánchez   Forward 1985–1992 282 208 [Pichichi][Golden Shoe]
Rafael Gordillo   Midfielder 1985–1992 254 27
Francisco Buyo   Goalkeeper 1986–1997 454 0 [Zamora]
Milan Janković   Midfielder 1987–1988 52 5
Miguel Tendillo   Defender 1987–1992 98 8
Paco Llorente   Forward 1987–1994 160 11
Bernd Schuster   Midfielder 1988–1990 86 15
Oscar Ruggeri   Defender 1989–1990 31 2
Fernando Hierro*   Defender 1989–2003 2001–2003 601 127
Gheorghe Hagi   Midfielder 1990–1992 84 19
Luis Milla   Midfielder 1990–1997 215 3
Ricardo Rocha   Defender 1991–1993 88 0
Robert Prosinečki   Midfielder 1991–1994 73 12
Alfonso Pérez   Forward 1991–1995 119 22
Luis Enrique   Midfielder 1991–1996 213 18
Mikel Lasa   Defender 1991–1997 178 5
Nando   Defender 1992–1996 50 0
Iván Zamorano*   Forward 1992–1996 173 101 [Pichichi]
Peter Dubovský   Forward 1993–1995 50 6
Rafael Alkorta   Defender 1993–1997 135 3
Michael Laudrup   Midfielder 1994–1996 76 15
Quique Sánchez Flores   Defender 1994–1996 81 2
José Amavisca   Midfielder 1994–1996 144 14
Santiago Cañizares   Goalkeeper 1994–1998 55 0
Fernando Redondo   Midfielder 1994–2000 228 5 [UEFA]
Raúl*   Forward 1994–2010 2003–2010 741 323 [Pichichi][E]
Guti   Midfielder 1995–2010 542 77
Víctor Sánchez   Midfielder 1996–1998 65 7
Jaime   Midfielder 1996–1999 66 0
Predrag Mijatović   Forward 1996–1999 118 36
Clarence Seedorf   Midfielder 1996–2000 159 20
Davor Šuker   Forward 1996–1999 109 49
Christian Panucci   Defender 1996–1999 96 6
Bodo Illgner   Goalkeeper 1996–2001 119 0
Roberto Carlos   Defender 1996–2007 527 69
Christian Karembeu   Midfielder 1997–2000 82 4
Aitor Karanka   Defender 1997–2002 149 0
Fernando Morientes   Forward 1997–2005 272 100
Iván Campo   Defender 1998–2003 95 1
Sávio   Forward 1998–2003 160 30
Nicolas Anelka   Forward 1999–2000 33 7
Steve McManaman   Midfielder 1999–2003 158 14
Iván Helguera   Defender 1999–2007 346 33
Míchel Salgado   Defender 1999–2009 371 5
Iker Casillas*   Goalkeeper 1999–2015 2010–2015 725 0 [Zamora][G]
Pedro Munitis   Forward 2000–2003 81 5
Claude Makélélé   Midfielder 2000–2003 145 2
Flávio Conceição   Midfielder 2000–2004 74 2
César Sánchez   Goalkeeper 2000–2005 59 0
Albert Celades   Midfielder 2000–2005 101 5
Santiago Solari   Midfielder 2000–2005 209 22
Luís Figo*   Forward 2000–2005 245 58 [FIFA][d'Or][H]
Zinedine Zidane*   Midfielder 2001–2006 227 49 [FIFA][UEFA]
Raúl Bravo   Defender 2001–2007 133 4
Francisco Pavón   Defender 2001–2007 167 3
Esteban Cambiasso   Midfielder 2002–2004 67 1
Javier Portillo   Forward 2002–2006 57 12
Ronaldo*   Forward 2002–2007 177 104 [FIFA][d'Or][Pichichi][I]
David Beckham   Midfielder 2003–2007 159 20
Michael Owen   Forward 2004–2005 45 16
Álvaro Arbeloa   Defender 2004–2005
2009–2016
238 6
Álvaro Mejía   Defender 2004–2007 57 1
Diego López   Goalkeeper 2005–2007,
2013–2014
73 0
Júlio Baptista   Midfielder 2005–2008 78 13
Robinho   Forward 2005–2008 137 35
Sergio Ramos*   Defender 2005–2021 2015–2021 671 101
Miguel Torres   Defender 2006–2009 70 0
Fabio Cannavaro   Defender 2006–2009 118 1 [FIFA][d'Or]
Ruud van Nistelrooy   Forward 2006–2010 96 64 [Pichichi]
Mahamadou Diarra   Midfielder 2006–2011 125 4
Gabriel Heinze   Defender 2007–2009 60 3
Arjen Robben   Forward 2007–2009 65 13
Wesley Sneijder   Midfielder 2007–2009 66 11
Fernando Gago   Midfielder 2007–2011 121 1
Royston Drenthe   Midfielder 2007–2012 65 4
Gonzalo Higuaín   Forward 2007–2013 264 121
Pepe   Defender 2007–2017 334 15
Marcelo   Defender 2007–2022 2021–2022 546 38
Rafael van der Vaart   Midfielder 2008–2010 73 12
Esteban Granero   Midfielder 2009–2012 96 5
Lassana Diarra   Midfielder 2009–2012 117 1
Kaká*   Midfielder 2009–2013 120 29
Raúl Albiol   Defender 2009–2013 118 2
Xabi Alonso   Midfielder 2009–2014 236 6
Cristiano Ronaldo*   Forward 2009–2018 438 450 [Pichichi][Golden Shoe]
[FIFA d'Or][d'Or][UEFA][FIFA][J]
Karim Benzema*   Forward 2009– 2022– 611 327 [F]
Ricardo Carvalho   Defender 2010–2013 77 3
Mesut Özil   Midfielder 2010–2013 159 27
Ángel Di María   Midfielder 2010–2014 190 36
Álvaro Morata   Forward 2010–2014
2016–2017
95 31
Sami Khedira   Midfielder 2010–2015 161 9
José Callejón   Forward 2011–2013 77 20
Jesé   Forward 2011–2016 94 18
Fábio Coentrão   Defender 2011–2017 106 1
Raphaël Varane   Defender 2011–2021 360 17
Nacho   Defender 2011– 277 15
Luka Modrić   Midfielder 2012– 443 32 [d'Or][UEFA][FIFA]
Asier Illarramendi   Midfielder 2013–2015 90 3
Gareth Bale*   Forward 2013–2020
2021–2022
258 106
Isco   Midfielder 2013–2022 353 53
Casemiro   Midfielder 2013–2022 336 31
Dani Carvajal   Defender 2013– 336 7
James Rodríguez   Midfielder 2014–2017
2019–2020
125 37
Keylor Navas   Goalkeeper 2014–2019 162 0
Toni Kroos   Midfielder 2014– 371 25
Danilo   Defender 2015–2017 56 3
Mateo Kovačić   Midfielder 2015–2018 109 3
Lucas Vázquez   Forward 2015– 285 30
Marco Asensio   Midfielder 2016– 237 49
Mariano Díaz   Forward 2016–2017
2018–
73 12
Dani Ceballos   Midfielder 2017–2019
2021–
80 5
Thibaut Courtois   Goalkeeper 2018– 188 0 [Zamora]
Vinícius Júnior   Forward 2018– 177 42
Federico Valverde   Midfielder 2018– 155 8
Luka Jović   Forward 2019–2022 51 3
Eden Hazard*   Forward 2019– 70 7 [K]
Ferland Mendy   Defender 2019– 111 5
Rodrygo   Forward 2019– 113 20
Éder Militão   Defender 2019– 96 4
David Alaba   Defender 2021– 53 5

Team captainsEdit

The following players have been official Real Madrid captains. Vice captains are also listed.[7]

Player Years Vice Captain(s)
  Arthur Johnson 1901–1902
  José Giralt 1902–1903
  Federico Revuelto 1903–1904
  Luciano Lizárraga 1904–1905
  José Berraondo 1905–1909
  José María Castell 1914–1915
  Santiago Bernabéu 1915–1921
  Juan Monjardín 1921–1924
  Perico Escobal 1924–1927
  Félix Pérez 1927–1928
  Félix Quesada 1928–1935
  Eugenio Hilario 1935–1936
  Leoncito 1939–1942
  José Ramón Sauto 1942–1944
  Juan Antonio Ipiña 1944–1949
  Sabino Barinaga 1949–1950
  Clemente Fernández 1950–1952
  Luis Molowny 1952–1956
  Miguel Muñoz 1956–1958
  Juanito Alonso 1958–1960
  José María Zárraga 1960–1962
  Francisco Gento 1962–1971
  Ignacio Zoco 1971–1974
  Amancio 1974–1976
  Pirri 1976–1980
  Miguel Ángel 1980–1986
  Santillana 1986–1988
  José Antonio Camacho 1988–1989
  Chendo 1989–1993
  Manuel Sanchís 1993–2001 Fernando Hierro, Fernando Redondo, Raúl
  Fernando Hierro 2001–2003 Raúl
  Raúl 2003–2010 Guti, Míchel Salgado, Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Sergio Ramos
  Iker Casillas 2010–2015 Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Pepe, Gonzalo Higuaín, Cristiano Ronaldo
  Sergio Ramos 2015–2021 Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Raphaël Varane
  Marcelo 2021–2022 Karim Benzema, Nacho, Luka Modrić
  Karim Benzema 2022–present Nacho, Luka Modrić, Dani Carvajal

World Cup winnersEdit

Below is the list of players who have won the FIFA World Cup as Real Madrid players.[8]

NotesEdit

^ For a full description of positions see football positions.

ReferencesEdit

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  • "Database – Players" (in Hungarian). madridista.hu. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
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