Real Madrid: Ranking the Five Greatest Forwards of the 2010s

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Real Madrid, in the past ten years, witnessed exciting attacking football led by some of the best forwards in club history.

Real Madrid’s most prominent forwards range from Alfredo di Stefano to Raul Gonzalez. There has never been a shortage of sensational wingers and goal scorers calling the Santiago Bernabeau stadium their home. The 2010s saw the biggest names in world football play for Los Blancos and what an exciting decade it was.

The 2010s was a decade to remember for Real Madrid. Things did not look good for Los Blancos when the 2010/2011 season started. Rivals Barcelona were in the midst of one of their greatest teams, possibly of all time, and they had won back to back Liga titles, including a treble in the 2008/09 season. The Merengues were in danger of being cast in the shadows of the Catalan club for a long time.

However, the fortune turned around for the better for the Royal Whites. They broke Blaugrana’s streak of three league titles in the 2011/12 season with a record-breaking 100 points and 121 goals La Liga campaign.

In the following years, Los Blancos won the coveted La Decima in the 2013/14 season and three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles from 2016-2018, now famously known as the ‘Three-peat.’ They also added another league title, four Club World Cups, and numerous super cups to the trophy cabinet during the past ten years. The 2010s turned out to be one of the most successful eras in the club’s modern history.

While the coaches and the collection of superstars made the turnaround possible, a good chunk of credit should go to the forwards that helmed the attack for the Royal Whites. In the past decade, Los Blancos scored over a hundred goals in the league for seven consecutive seasons, broke the record for the most goals in a domestic season, and for the most goals scored in a UCL campaign by the winning team.

All the goalscoring records are a testament to the attacking talents that played for the club during the decade. So let us look at the five greatest forwards for Real Madrid in 2010s.

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