2. Raul Gonzalez
A personal childhood hero, a beloved prince of the Bernabeu, and a home-grown Spanish talent, Raul Gonzalez deserves it all. He was the undisputed striker king of Madrid between 1994 and 2007. In his glory days, it almost seemed like he couldn’t set a foot wrong. He was one of the best left-footed players that the Bernabeu had ever seen and for that matter, he was also one of the best left-footed Spanish players of all time.
His playing style was very unique, he was an extremely skilled dribbler and carried the ability to finish from any given angle. He was definitely one of the greatest ever players to don the number seven kit for the Royal Whites. Alas, he couldn’t replicate the sort of success he had with Real Madrid for his national side. The record of being the club’s second-highest goalscorer speaks volumes about him. Although now, that record is in massive danger from Karim Benzema.
Raul was an extremely strong footballer not only did he possess exceptional upper-body strength to shake off challenges, but his mental strength is also praiseworthy. His career at Real Madrid was put at threat by Florentino Perez’s Galacticos policy. It aimed to get the very best footballer from around the world into the Bernabeu. However, his talent, quality, and exceptional ability kept him around. While several La Fabrica graduates moved away from the club, Raul stayed. He competed for his role in the squad and the process established himself as the striker king of Madrid.
Not to forget, his marriage with Real Madrid is still very strong. He coaches the club’s reserve team called the Real Madrid Castilla. He is very much in the conversation to become the first team coach in the near future. Raul is the sort of player you can never ever detach Real Madrid from.