With his goal against Levante on 17th October 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo became the all time leading goalscorer for Real Madrid. The 30-year-old from Madeira looks like he has a few years left in him therefore it is fair to say that it is going to be hard for any future player to catch up with him. Featured in this article, are the men who join Ronaldo in the Top 5 Real Madrid Goalscorers Ever.
5. Ferenc Puskás (1958-1966)
In his 8 years at Real Madrid, club legend, Puskás scored 242 goals in 262 games. The man who scored 84 goals in 85 games for Hungary and also played for Spain boasts an incredible strike rate for an incredible striker, and is deserving of his place among the Top 5 Real Madrid Goalscorers Ever
Strike Rate: 0.92
4. Carlos Santillana (1971-1988)
Santillana had a glittering 17 year spell with Los Blancos, and helped fire them to the summit of Spanish football by winning La Liga 9 times. Sitting at home with a cabinet bursting with trophies, Santillana must be overjoyed at the fact that he features in the Top 5 Real Madrid Goalscorers Ever chart alongside arguably the greatest footballer ever, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Strike Rate: 0.45
3. Alfredo Di Stefano (1953-1964)
Widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever, Alfredo Di Stefano finds himself third on this list. After playing a key part in Real Madrid’s winning of an unbelievable 5 European Cups in a row, Di Stefano ended his incredible Madrid career with 308 goals in 396 games. Interestingly, Di Stefano played for Argentina, Colombia AND Spain and has great strike rates for each; proof that he was (and still is) regarded as a world-class footballer.
Strike Rate: 0.78
2. Raúl (1994-2010)
The man who only recently announced he would retire from football at the age of 38 finds himself second in the Top 5 Real Madrid Goalscorers Ever. After winning 3 Champions Leagues, and 6 La Ligas with Madrid as well as the Ballon d’Or, there is no denying that Raúl is one of the Spanish club’s greatest ever players, especially when taking into account that he holds the record for most appearances for the club, 16 ahead of Iker Casillas.
Strike Rate: 0.44
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (2009-now)
The evergreen Portuguese captain has been Real Madrid’s talisman for the past 6 years. At the age of 30, he finds himself Number 1 on the Top 5 Real Madrid Goalscorers Ever. This feat alone is impressive, but taking into account that he is still at the club, he is still scoring bagfuls of goals for the club, and the fact that he has no intention of leaving, Ronaldo could well be clear at the top of this list by over 100 goals by the time he retires. His strike rate for the ‘Galacticos’ is utterly incredible, after scoring 324 goals in 310 games, he scores on average, 1.05 goals a game, a stat matched no one in the top 10 Real Madrid scorer chart. With a few more years left in him, there is no doubting that he is one of the greatest ever footballers… now he just has to convince everyone that he truly is better than Lionel Messi.
Strike Rate: 1.05