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Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Can you imagine what it feels like to be among the best players in the best club in the world?! In this article, we want to introduce the best Real Madrid defenders of all time!
Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

It is difficult to find another club that can compete with the honors of Real Madrid! Selected by FIFA, Real Madrid is the most successful club in Spain, the most successful club in the history of Europe, and the most successful club in the twentieth century!

Put aside that football is the most popular sport in the world, aside from the fact that Real Madrid is the most successful club in the world! Is there a more exciting combination?

In this article, after a very brief review of the history and honors of Real Madrid, we will present a list of the best Real Madrid defenders ever.

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Summarizing the history and honors of an old, star-studded club like Real Madrid is a very difficult task. The history of this club can be read line by line and all the honors gained by this club are valuable.

A Brief review on History and Honors of Real Madrid Club

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Before introducing the best defenders in Real Madrid history, let's have a brief introduction of Real Madrid Club!

Brief History of Real Madrid Club

Real Madrid is a Spanish club founded on March 6, 1902. This club is known as a royal club and the crown in the club's logo originates from this issue. Of course, the club today is owned by thousands of its official members.

Real Madrid is one of the most popular and famous clubs in the world. Real Madrid'd home stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, is named in honor of one of the former players and most important people in the history of the club. Bernabeu has been president of the club for 35 years, during which time he has made Real Madrid one of the best and biggest clubs in Spain and Europe.

This club is the most proud club in Europe. They have won the Champions League thirteen times, the last time being in the summer of 2018 with a victory over Liverpool. Real Madrid, nicknamed the Galaxies or Los Blancos, also holds the record with 33 La Liga titles.

Real Madrid has a long-standing rivalry with Barcelona. The best scorer in the history of this club is Cristiano Ronaldo with 450 goals. The most expensive purchase in the history of the club is Gareth Bale and the most expensive sale in the history is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Another important figure in the history of the club is Alfredo Di Stéfano, during whose time the club won five European championships. Real Madrid has had many superstars in history. Among these superstars Gento, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ronaldo, Raúl González, Sergio Ramos, Fernando Hierro, Marcelo, Iker Casillas, Gotti, Karim Benzema, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Juan Gómez González and Cristiano Ronaldo can all be mentioned.

Honors of Real Madrid Club

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Some honors of Real Madrid is as follows:

Domestic

  • La Liga Title (34) in 1931–32, 1932–33, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17 and 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey Title (19) in 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1917, 1934, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2010–11 and 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España Title (11) in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2017 and 2019–20
  • Copa Eva Duarte Title (1) in 1947
  • Copa de la Liga Title (1) in 1985

Continental

  • UEFA Champions League Title (13) in 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18
  • UEFA Cup Title (2)in 1984–85 and 1985–86
  • UEFA Super Cup Title (4) in 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Worldwide

  • Intercontinental Cup Title (3) in 1960, 1998 and 2002
  • FIFA Club World Cup Title (4) in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018

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Best Real Madrid defenders of all time

Real Madrid has always been the home of world football day stars. This makes it harder to choose between these superstars. In the following, we will share the list of the best ever Real Madrid defenders in our opinion with you.

#1 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Sergio Ramos

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Sergio Ramos García
  • Date of birth: 30 March 1986 (age 34)
  • Place of birth: Camas, Spain
  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Club information

  • Current team: Real Madrid
  • Number: 4

Youth career

  • 1996–2003: Sevilla

Senior career

  • 2003–2004: Team: Sevilla B, Appearances: 26, Goals: 2
  • 2004–2005: Team: Sevilla, Appearances: 39, Goals: 2
  • 2005–: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 454, Goals: 70

National team

  • 2002: Team: Spain U17, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 2004: Team: Spain U19, Appearances: 6, Goals: 0
  • 2004: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 6, Goals: 0
  • 2005–: Team: Spain, Appearances: 172, Goals: 3

Top player on the list of all-time best defenders at Real Madrid in our opinion is Sergio Ramos Garcia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. His main position is center-back, but in his early career he played as a right-back for a while. Many consider Ramos one of the best defenders today.

He has been playing for Real Madrid since 2005 and has been able to play his role well during this time and has won many honors.

His honor list as follows:

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Spain U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2004

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Runner-up 2013; Third place 2009

Individual

  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2005
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010
  • La Liga Best Defender: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup top scorer: 2014
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year: 2015
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2015–16
  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17, 2019–20
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2007–08, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UEFA Defender of the Season: 2017, 2018
  • IFFHS Men's World Team: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Castrol Performance Index: 2010 FIFA World Cup Castrol Index Winner
  • Castrol Performance Index: UEFA Euro 2012 Castrol EDGE Index Winner
  • EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Luis Aragones Award: 2016

#2 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Fernando Hierro

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Fernando Ruiz Hierro
  • Date of birth: 23 March 1968 (age 52)
  • Place of birth: Vélez-Málaga, Spain
  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back / Defensive midfielder

Youth career

  • 1980–1984: Vélez
  • 1984: Málaga
  • 1985–1987: Vélez

Senior career

  • 1987–1989: Team: Valladolid, Appearances: 58, Goals: 3
  • 1989–2003: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 439, Goals: 102
  • 2003–2004: Team: Al Rayyan, Appearances: 19, Goals: 3
  • 2004–2005: Team: Bolton Wanderers, Appearances: 29, Goals: 1

National team

  • 1989–1990: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 5, Goals: 2
  • 1989–2002: Team: Spain, Appearances: 89, Goals: 29

Teams managed

  • 2014–2015: Real Madrid (assistant)
  • 2016–2017: Oviedo
  • 2018: Spain

The next player on the list of best ever Real Madrid defenders in our opinion is Fernando Ruiz Hierro, a retired Spanish footballer who was able to play as a central defender.

Hierro played for Real Madrid for more than 14 years, during which time he won many honors and appeared in more than 500 official games. He has been managing since retiring from professional football in 2016.

His honor list as follows:

Club

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03
  • Copa del Rey: 1992–93
  • Supercopa de España: 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2002
  • Copa Iberoamericana: 1994

Al Rayyan

  • Emir of Qatar Cup: 2003–04

Individual

  • FIFA XI: 1996, 1997, 1998
  • UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 1997–98
  • ESM Team of the Year: 1996–97, 1997–98
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2002

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#3 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Roberto Carlos

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha
  • Date of birth: 10 April 1973 (age 47)
  • Place of birth: Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Height: 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
  • Playing position(s): Left back

Senior career

  • 1991–1993: Team: União São João, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 1992: Team: → Atlético Mineiro (loan), Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 1993–1995: Team: Palmeiras, Appearances: 44, Goals: 3
  • 1995–1996: Team: Inter Milan, Appearances: 30, Goals: 5
  • 1996–2007: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 370, Goals: 47
  • 2007–2009: Team: Fenerbahçe, Appearances: 65, Goals: 6
  • 2010–2011: Team: Corinthians, Appearances: 35, Goals: 1
  • 2011–2012: Team: Anzhi Makhachkala, Appearances: 25, Goals: 4
  • 2015: Team: Delhi Dynamos, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0

National team

  • 1992–2006: Team: Brazil, Appearances: 125, Goals: 11

Teams managed

  • 2012: Anzhi Makhachkala (coach)
  • 2013–2014: Sivasspor
  • 2015: Akhisarspor
  • 2015: Delhi Dynamos

The Next player on the list of best Real Madrid defenders ever in our opinion is Roberto Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha, better known as Roberto Carlos, a former Brazilian professional footballer who, although he started out as a striker, spent most of his career as a left-back. According to many experts, Carlos is said to be "the most attacking left-back in football history".

Carlos, who now works as a football ambassador, came to Real Madrid in 1996 and played for the club for 11 seasons, during which time Real won the La Liga and UEFA Champions League three times. He said goodbye to professional football in August 2012.

His honor list as follows:

Club

Palmeiras

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1993, 1994
  • Campeonato Paulista: 1993, 1994
  • Torneio Rio-São Paulo: 1993

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07
  • Supercopa de España: 1997, 2001, 2003
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2002

Fenerbahçe

  • Turkish Super Cup: 2007, 2009

International

Brazil

  • FIFA World Cup: 2002
  • Copa América: 1997, 1999
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997
  • CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament: 1996
  • Umbro Cup: 1995
  • Lunar New Year Cup: 2005
  • 1996 Summer Olympics: Bronze Medalist

Individual

  • Bola de Prata: 1993, 1994, 2010
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1997 (Silver Award)
  • ESM Team of the Year (7): 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998, 2002
  • Trofeo EFE: 1997–98
  • UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 2002, 2003
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2002, 2003
  • Ballon d'Or: 2002 (Runner-up)
  • Golden Foot: 2008
  • Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade: 2009
  • ESPN World Team of the Decade: 2009
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2010
  • FIFA 100
  • Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame

#4 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Miguel Porlán Noguera

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Miguel Porlán Noguera
  • Date of birth: 12 October 1961 (age 58)
  • Place of birth: Totana, Spain
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Playing position(s): Right back

Youth career

  • 1977–1979: Real Madrid

Senior career

  • 1979–1983: Team: Castilla, Appearances: 67, Goals: 1
  • 1982–1998: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 363, Goals: 3

National team

  • 1981: Team: Spain U19, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0
  • 1980–1984: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 9, Goals: 0
  • 1986–1990: Team: Spain, Appearances: 26, Goals: 0

The Next player on the list of all-time best Real Madrid defenders in our opinion is Miguel Porlán Noguera (Chendo), a Spanish former footballer who has been a member of Real Madrid since he was 16 and currently works as the manager of Real Madrid.

He was a member of the Spanish national football team from 1986 to 1990 and has played in 86 and 90 World Cups, and has won several La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup titles.

His honor list as follows:

  • La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97
  • Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93
  • Copa de la Liga: 1985
  • Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997–98
  • UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86
  • Copa Iberoamericana: 1994

#5 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: José Santamaría

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: José Emilio Santamaría Iglesias
  • Date of birth: 31 July 1929 (age 91)
  • Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Youth career

  • Pocito

Senior career

  • 1948–1957: Team: Nacional                        
  • 1957–1966: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 227, Goals: 2

National team

  • 1952–1957: Team: Uruguay, Appearances: 20, Goals: 0
  • 1958–1962: Team: Spain, Appearances: 16, Goals: 0

Teams managed

  • 1968–1971: Spain (youth / Olympic)
  • 1971–1977: Español
  • 1978–1980: Spain U21
  • 1980–1982: Spain

The Next player on the list of best defenders in Real Madrid history in our opinion is José Emilio Santamaría Iglesias, a former Uruguayan football player and retired football manager who played as a defender during his career.

He played for Nacional and Real Madrid for 18 years of his professional football career, during which time he won a total of 17 championships with these two teams.

His honor list as follows:

Nacional

  • Uruguayan Primera División: 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65
  • Copa del Rey: 1962
  • European Cup: 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1960

Individual

  • FIFA World Cup: All-Star Team 1954
  • World Soccer World XI: 1960

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#6 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Marcelo

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!
  • Personal information
  • Full name: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior
  • Date of birth: 12 May 1988 (age 32)
  • Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Playing position(s): Left back

Club information

  • Current team: Real Madrid
  • Number: 12

Youth career

  • 2002–2005           Fluminense

Senior career

  • 2005–2006: Team: Fluminense, Appearances: 30, Goals: 6
  • 2007–: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 358, Goals: 26

National team

  • 2005: Team: Brazil U17, Appearances: 3, Goals: 1
  • 2007: Team: Brazil U20, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0
  • 2008–2012: Team: Brazil U23, Appearances: 12, Goals: 1
  • 2006–: Team: Brazil, Appearances: 58, Goals: 6

The Next player on the list of greatest ever Real Madrid defenders in our opinion is Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, better known as Marcelo, a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team.

His main position is left-back and, according to many experts, he is one of the best left-backs in the history of football. He joined Real Madrid in 2006 on an $8 million deal.

Marcelo has been playing professional football since a very young age and has won many titles and honors so far. His honor list as follows:

Club

Fluminense

  • Campeonato Carioca: 2005
  • Taça Rio: 2005

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

International

Brazil

  • Olympic Silver Medal: 2012
  • Olympic Bronze Medal: 2008
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
  • Brazil U17
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up: 2005

Individual

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2006
  • France Football Team of the decade (2010–2019)
  • ESPN FC 100 Best Leftback of the year 2017, 2018
  • L'Équipe Team of the Season : 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2011, 2017, 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Samba Gold 2nd place 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014, 2018
  • Fifa the best 2017 (8th place)
  • La Liga's Team of the Season: 2015–16
  • Facebook FA La Liga Best Defender: 2016
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2010–11 , 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • EA Sports FIFA Team of the Year: 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IFFHS Men's Worlds Best Team: 2017, 2018

#7 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo
  • Date of birth: 23 May 1965 (age 55)
  • Place of birth: Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Sweeper

Youth career

  • 1979–1983: Real Madrid

Senior career

  • 1983–1984: Team: Castilla, Appearances: 10, Goals: 2
  • 1983–2001: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 523, Goals: 33

National team

  • 1983: Team: Spain U18, Appearances: 6, Goals: 1
  • 1983–1986: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 16, Goals: 0
  • 1986–1987: Team: Spain U23, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 1986–1992: Team: Spain, Appearances: 48, Goals: 1

The Next player on the list of all-time greatest Real Madrid defenders in our opinion is Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, a retired Spanish footballer who played professionally as a sweeper. His father also played for Real Madrid, and both were Spanish nationals.

His honor list as follows:

Club

Real Madrid Castilla

  • Segunda División: 1983–84

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01
  • Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93
  • Copa de la Liga: 1985
  • Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997
  • UEFA Champions League: 1997–98, 1999–2000
  • UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1998

International

Spain

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 1986

Individual

  • Spanish Footballer of the Year (El País): 1989–90

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#8 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Raphaël Varane

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Raphaël Xavier Varane
  • Date of birth: 25 April 1993 (age 27)
  • Place of birth: Lille, France
  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Club information

  • Current team: Real Madrid
  • Number: 5

Youth career

  • 2000–2002: Hellemmes
  • 2002–2010: Lens

Senior career

  • 2010–2011: Team: Lens, Appearances: 23, Goals: 2
  • 2011–: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 205, Goals: 7

National team

  • 2010: Team: France U18, Appearances: 2, Goals: 1
  • 2012: Team: France U20, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 2011–2012: Team: France U21, Appearances: 15, Goals: 3
  • 2013–: Team: France, Appearances: 65, Goals: 5

The Next player on the list of greatest Real Madrid defenders ever in our opinion is Raphaël Xavier Varane , a French professional footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the French national team. His main position is central defender.

Varane joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2011. Youth coach of Lens, Eric Assadourian used the phrase "a truly first-class player" about Varane, who is " comfortable on both the tactical and technical level." In addition, Varane was named the World's Best Defender in 2013 by Fernando Hierro and in 2014 by Jose Mourinho.

His honor list as follows:

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey: 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017, 2019–20
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

France

  • FIFA World Cup: 2018

Individual

  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 3rd team: 2015, 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 4th team: 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019 (12th defender)
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18
  • FIFA World Cup Fantasy Team: 2018
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
  • UEFA Defender of the Season – Runner-up: 2018
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2018
  • IFFHS Men's World Team: 2018

#9 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: José Antonio Camacho

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: José Antonio Camacho Alfaro
  • Date of birth: 8 June 1955 (age 65)
  • Place of birth: Cieza, Spain
  • Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Left back

Youth career

  • Albacete

Senior career

  • 1972–1973: Team: Albacete                        
  • 1973–1974: Team: Castilla                            
  • 1974–1989: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 414, Goals: 9

National team

  • 1973: Team: Spain U18, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 1975–1976: Team: Spain amateur, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 1975–1988: Team: Spain, Appearances: 81, Goals: 0

Teams managed

  • 1992–1993: Rayo Vallecano
  • 1993–1996: Espanyol
  • 1996–1997: Sevilla
  • 1997–1998: Espanyol
  • 1998: Real Madrid
  • 1998–2002: Spain
  • 2002–2004: Benfica
  • 2004: Real Madrid
  • 2007–2008: Benfica
  • 2008–2011: Osasuna
  • 2011–2013: China
  • 2016–2018: Gabon

The Next player on the list of all-time greatest defenders at Real Madrid in our opinion is José Antonio Camacho Alfaro, a former Spanish footballer who retired after managing. His specialized position was left defense.

He spent 15 years of his career at Real Madrid, appearing in more than 500 official matches with the team, helping to win 19 titles, including nine La Liga titles.

His honor list as follows:

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89
  • Copa del Rey: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89
  • Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989
  • Copa de la Liga: 1985
  • UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86

Spain

  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 1984

Manager

Benfica

  • Taça de Portugal: 2003–04

#10 on the list of best Real Madrid defenders of all time: Pepe

Best Real Madrid Defenders of all time!

Personal information

  • Full name: Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira
  • Date of birth: 26 February 1983 (age 37)
  • Place of birth: Maceió, Brazil
  • Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Club information

  • Current team: Porto
  • Number: 3

Youth career

  • 1995–2001: Corinthians-AL

Senior career

  • 2001–2002: Team: Marítimo B, Appearances: 14, Goals: 1
  • 2002–2004: Team: Marítimo, Appearances: 63, Goals: 3
  • 2004–2007: Team: Porto, Appearances: 64, Goals: 6
  • 2007–2017: Team: Real Madrid, Appearances: 229, Goals: 13
  • 2017–2019: Team: Beşiktaş, Appearances: 33, Goals: 5
  • 2019–: Team: Porto, Appearances: 38, Goals: 3

National team

  • 2007–: Team: Portugal, Appearances: 110, Goals: 7

The last player on the list of greatest defenders in Real Madrid history in our opinion is Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira, better known as Pepe, is a Brazilian-Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Porto and the Portuguese national team. His specialized position is central defense.

During his career, he has played in prestigious and great teams and has won many honors. Born and raised in Brazil, Pepe preferred to play for the Portuguese national team and has played in 110 national games since playing in 2007.

His honor list as follows:

Club

Porto

  • Primeira Liga: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2019–20
  • Taça de Portugal: 2005–06, 2019–20
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2004, 2006
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2004

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016

International

Portugal

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19

Individual

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2008, 2012, 2016
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2013–14
  • CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2013, 2015
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2017

In this article we presented a list of all-time Best Real Madrid defenders in our opinion. In the following articles, we will share more about other honors and players of the proud Real Madrid club with you.

 

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