Real Madrid: The best player to wear every jersey number

Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Fernando Redondo (Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick /Allsport)
Real Madrid, Fernando Redondo (Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick /Allsport) /

6 – Fernando Redondo

The highlight reel of his outrageous assist to Raul in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United in 2000 is enough to talk about the quality of Fernando Redondo. The Argentine is the symbol of grace and is the perfect deep-lying playmaker that any team wants.

He spent just six years at Real Madrid while wearing the number six on his back, but mesmerized many people with his skills, including legends like Jorge Valdano and Sir Alex Ferguson. Nicknamed as the ‘Prince’ of Real Madrid, Redondo won six titles in six years, including two Champions League titles.

Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images) /

7 – Cristiano Ronaldo

The number 7 is the most loved number by Madridistas, and you will always see the Grada fans waving the number 7 flag in the Estadio Santigo Bernabeu. So many legends have worn the number seven for Real Madrid, but the greatest player to wear it is definitely one of the greatest players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo.

451 goals and 131 assists in 438 games. These are simply extraterrestrial numbers, and these numbers are enough to show why Madridistas and many football fans see him as the ‘El Major del Mundo.’ He has given us so many wonderful moments in his nine-year stint at Real Madrid, and the fans will never forget the impact of ‘El Bicho’.

Though Cristiano is the greatest to wear number seven, it is important to acknowledge other legends who have worn the same number.

Real Madrid Raul
Real Madrid, Raul (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

First up, it is the ‘Eternal Capitan’ of Real Madrid, Raul Gonzalez. The second best goalscorer o Real Madrid and a la Fabrica graduate, he’s currently coaching Castilla. He’s definitely a contender for the manager post in the future.  Not to forget the current director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno. The legendary striker is someone who has practically spent the whole of his career at Real Madrid.

Last but not least, let’s remember Juan Gomez Gonzalez, popularly known as ‘Juanito’. He is perhaps the most loved player by the Bernabeu. Even today, the fans remember his name in the seventh minute of every game by chanting “Illa, Illa, Illa…Juanito Maravilla.”