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, Toni Kroos
Real Madrid, Toni Kroos (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

8 – Toni Kroos

When Toni Kroos was bought in 2014 for a fee of 25 million euros, people had their own doubts. But every passing season has made fans only wonder how Real Madrid got such a wonderful player for just 25 million euros. The best word to describe the ‘German sniper’ is perfection. He aims for perfection in everything, and he executes every move with perfection.

Toni Kroos is still 31-years-old, and he has practically won everything available out there. He is currently the best in his position, but it is just a matter of time before we see Kroos become one of the greatest midfielders of all time.

Honorary mention: Predrag Mijatovic, Michel Gonzalez

Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano
Real Madrid, Alfredo di Stefano (Photo by Terry Disney/Central Press/Getty Images) /

9 – Alfredo Di Stefano

In terms of significance, ‘Don’ Alfredo di Stefano is the greatest player in the history of Real Madrid. He took Real Madrid to a whole different level after his arrival and played a crucial role in the famous 5-peat of the European Cup between 1956 and 1960.

Often regarded as one of the most complete players ever to grace the football pitch, di Stefano scored 308 goals in 396 games for Real Madrid.  He is seen as the whole and soul of Real Madrid, and he was a person related to Real Madrid until his death. To watch the current Real Madrid team play in a stadium named after the biggest player in the history of the club.

Again, the number nine is an iconic number in the history of the club, and many legends including Ivan Zamorano, Santillana, Hugo Sanchez, Ronaldo Nazario and Karim Benzema have worn that number. It is very important to acknowledge the contribution of such legends who’ve worn the same number as Alfredo di Stefano.