Real Madrid‘s status as one of the greatest clubs in the world remains the same, and their rich history has some legendary names of the game. Here we take a look at the players with the most appearances for Los Blancos.
741 appearances during 1994-2010
Often regarded as one of the best players of his generation, Raul Gonzalez, the current Castilla manager, achieved every piece of silverware with the Spanish capital club. Graduated from their academy, the Spanish attacker has etched his name as one of the legends of the game. He currently holds the record for most appearances (741) for Madrid.
725 appearances during 1999–2015
If you look back at history, it’s hard to name a goalkeeper as good and determined as Iker Casillas. Nicknamed Saint Iker, the Spaniard was a prominent figure for both Madrid and the national team, helping them achieve every possible title. Casillas left Bernabeu in 2015 to join Porto.
710 appearances during 1983–2001
Sanchis played a key role behind the club’s glory days between the 80s and 2000s, winning eight La Liga titles, 2 Champions League and Euro Cups. The Spanish defender spent his career with Los Blancos, amassing 710 appearances.
671 appearances during 2005–2021
Sergio Ramos‘s departure might have left many Madrid fans in sheer disappointment, but they can be proud of what he has brought to the club in his 16-year spell. The Spanish centre-back, who is the most-capped player for the national team, is cited as one of the best centre-backs in the world at the moment, and he is a born leader.
645 appearances during 1971–1988
Santillana served as a striker in the 70s and 80s when Madrid were dominating the Spanish top flight. He has amassed 289 goals during his time at the Spanish capital club.
601 appearances during 1989–2003
Hierro is known for his brief spell as the manager of the Spanish national team, which succumbed to a disappointing defeat in the 2018 World Cup round of 16 games against Russia. As a player, Hierro spent his career from 1989 to 2003. He is known for his defensive capabilities.
601 appearances during 1953–1971
Gento was part of Alfred Di Stefano’s revolutionary era, and his career was also nothing short of greatness. Deemed as the progenitor to the winger role, Gento amassed 601 appearances for Madrid.
577 appearances during 1974–1989
Camacho played as a left-back for Los Blancos between 1974 and 1989 and was highly successful. Talking about his managerial career, Camacho managed a host of Spanish clubs, including Madrid.
561 appearances during 1964–1980
Pirri also belongs to the era of Di Stefano and Puskas and also served as a captain for Los Blancos. He stood out for his leadership and ferocity and his versatility to play at different positions.
559 appearances during 2009–Present
Karim Benzema is the only active footballer on the list present at Madrid, and his legacy has been growing strongly over the last few seasons. The Frenchman will arguably go down as one of the best strikers played for Los Blancos. For the time being, he has plenty to offer for the Spanish capital club. He has amassed 559 caps thus far.
559 appearances during 1981–1996
Tied with Benzema in 10th place, Michel, the current manager of Getafe, was an excellent player during his time at Santiago Bernabeu, winning a handful of titles. Perhaps, Michel spent almost his entire career with Madrid, jumping into the first team from youth ranks in 1982.