10 Greatest Scorers in Real Madrid History

10 Greatest Scorers in Real Madrid History

With Cristiano Ronaldo not planning on leaving Real Madrid anytime soon, there’s a very good chance that by the end of this season, he’ll climb even higher in Real Madrid’s top 10 all-time scorers chart, getting closer to Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul.

If he keeps up his usual scoring pace, he should climb from 6th, where he’s currently at, to 4th, by the end of this season, leaving Hugo Sanchez and Ferenc Puskas behind.

Amancio Amaro – 155


Amancio arrived at Real Madrid from Deportivo in 1962, beginning a 14-year stay, winning nine league titles and one European Cup. He scored the first goal for Real Madrid as they won the European Cup in 1966, and he won the Pichichi award two times in a row (1969, 1970), scoring 14 goals to lead the league, followed by 16 the next season. He also scored six goals in Clasico matches throughout the years.

Emilio Butrague√Īo – 171

Emilio Butrague√Īo

Not a European champions with Real Madrid, but possibly the most famous figure from the  Quinta del Buitre, along with Manolo Sanchís, Rafael Martín Vázquez, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza. He joined the senior team in 1984, during a very bad time for the club, and immediately helped turn things around, leading the team to five consecutive league titles from 1986 to 1990. He won the Pichichi in 1991 after scoring 19 goals that season, and had 8 consecutive seasons with at least 10 league goals. He scored 8 times in his career against Barcelona.

Pirri – 171


Regarded as the greatest Spanish player of the 1970s, Pirri won 10 league titles with Real Madrid from 1964 to 1980, including the 1966 European Cup. He played as both a midfielder and sweeper, but his rare stamina allowed him to play all across the pitch for the entire match.

Francisco Gento – 176

Francisco Gento

An outside left, Gento has won six European Cups during his time with Real Madrid (1953-1971), winning 12 league titles with the team during both their Puskas-Di Stefano era and also being the captain of the team known as the¬†Ye-y√©.¬†He never won the Pichichi, but his incredible speed and consistency kept his such a threat for nearly 20 years. He’s tied at fourth on the El Clasico scoring list with 14 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 201

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

The player with the highest scoring average among the players in the top 10, Ronaldo has already scored more than 200 goals for Real Madrid but playing in 199 matches. He has scored 33 in a debut season filled with injuries and red cards, 53 in the next, a total of 60 when he won the league title and 55 last season. He won the Pichichi award in 2010 with 40 league goals, and is already 7th on the Clasico list with 12 goals.

Hugo Sanchez – 208

hugo sanchez

Sanchez arrived at Real Madrid from Atletico in 1985, going on to win five league titles, scoring 22, 34, 29, 27 and 38 league goals during his first five seasons with the team. He won the European Golden Boot in 1990 and led the league in scoring for five consecutive seasons. In 1999, the IFFHS voted him the 26th best footballer of the 20th century. He scored 10 goals against Barcelona.

Ferenc Puskas – 242

Ferenc Puskas

The most famous member of the Mighty Magyars, Puskas played for Real Madrid after leaving Hungary from 1958 to 1966, scoring 0.92 goals per match for the team. He won three European Cups and five league titles with the club, scoring at least 20 league goals during his first six seasons with the team. He won the Pichichi four times, and scored 14 times against Barcelona.

Santillana – 289


Carlos Alonso Gonz√°lez¬†got the Santillana nickname for his birthplace (Santillana del Mar, Cantabria). He was famous for his heading ability despite standing at only 1.75 (5’9). He played for Real Madrid from 1971 to 1988, winning nine league titles and two UEFA Cup trophies. Despite scoring 186 league goals during his career, he never won the Pichichi. He scored 12 times during his career against Barcelona.

Alfredo Di Stefano – 305

Alfredo di Stefano

Di Stefano almost landed at Barcelona, but that’s all ancient history. He played for Real Madrid from 1953 to 1964, winning five consecutive European Cups with the team and 8 league titles. He won the Pichichi award five times, finished as Europe’s to scorer twice (1958. 1962) and the Ballon d’Or twice (1957, 1959). At his best he scored 43 goals in one season for Real (1957). He’s tied with Lionel Messi as the all-time leader in El Clasico scoring, which should change by next season.

Raul – 323


Another Atletico Madrid product that found himself becoming a star for Real Madrid at 18, Raul spent 16 season with the club, being a major part in their three Champions League trophies in 1998, 2000 and 2002, and is still the all-time leader in the history of the competition. He won the La Liga with Real six times, and was voted as the league’s best Spanish player a record five times. He is third on the El Clasico scoring list with 15 goals.

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