Real Madrid has a long and rich football history.They have always been one of the biggest clubs in Spain as well as Europe.The club currently holds the record for the most European Cup / UEFA Champions League triumphs with 11, and the most La Liga titles with 32.Many great players have played for this club and some of them went on to score many goals for the club,so today we will have a look at greatest Real Madrid goalscorers of all time.
Here are the top 10 Real Madrid goalscorers of all time–
10.Emilio Butragueño [171 goals] [463 apps]
In 1981,Butragueño joined hometown’s Real Madrid’s youth system, playing first for its reserve side before being given his senior debut by Alfredo Di Stéfano on 5 February 1984 against Cádiz CF.He made an instant impact, scoring twice and assisting for the third goal in a 3–2 away turnaround, after Real trailed by 0–2.
Aside from his incredible technical skills and improvisational abilities, he also possessed a lethal touch.His famed trickery and ball control was mind-blowing, and in an age where size ruled, he blew past big defenders with ease.
Butragueño contributed to the side’s transformation, and was a prominent member of the team during the 1980s, winning numerous honours: he received the European Bronze award for best footballer in two consecutive years, and won the Pichichi Trophy in 1991, while also being instrumental in the Real Madrid’s five La Liga trophies, two Copa del Rey and two consecutive UEFA Cups.
9.Pirri [172 goals] [561 apps]
Pirri is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish footballers to have ever lived. He played as a centre midfielder for Real Madrid and Spain until he was 28 years old before moving to play as sweeper. He also served as captain of Real Madrid from 1976 to 1980.
He played for Real Madrid for 15 years, between 1964 and 1979, winning ten Spanish league titles, four Spanish cups, and the 1966 European Champion Clubs’ Cup.
8.Karim Benzema [173 goals] [343 apps]
Benzema joined Madrid from Lyon in the summer of 2009 for €35 million.Karim Benzema continues to forge a place for himself as one of the top goalscorers in Real Madrid’s history.Karim Benzema has won Copa Del Rey,La Liga,UCL(x2) among other honours with the club. He has been named French Player of the Year thrice for his performances in 2011, 2012 and 2014.