Ranking Real Madrid’s top 5 players of the season so far

Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by Alvaro Medranda/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by Alvaro Medranda/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Eder Militao
Real Madrid, Eder Militao (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid entered the 2021/22 season with a slew of issues to address, and if we’re being honest, they’ve done a fairly excellent job of it. The re-appointment of Antonio Pintus ended the alarming injury crisis, and selecting a more attack-oriented manager ended the scoring slump.

Overall, Real Madrid have had a successful season, with one trophy in their grasp and two more on the way.

Los Blancos have found a new momentum under Carlo Ancelotti, and although the manager has his own downsides, they have not cost the club much so far thanks to outstanding individual performances from players like Karim Benzema and Luka Modric, who have saved the club from embarrassment on several occasions.

With crucial Champions League and La Liga matches looming, let’s take a look at the best five Real Madrid players so far this season.

All statistics in this article are courtesy of FBref.com and WhoScored.com

5. Eder Militao

Eder Militao’s climb at Real Madrid began when Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane fell out of favour in the white jersey. The central defender has retained his form by teaming up with David Alaba, who has been instrumental for the club this season. The pair has generated numbers while also providing much-needed steadiness in the backfield.

Militao has already established himself as the unquestioned starter in the backline, having made 43 games in all competitions for Los Blancos. On numerous occasions, the Brazilian has saved Courtois’ labour and has also been a major threat in the opponent box during corners.

With Alaba, who also had an opportunity to make this list, Militao has positioned himself in a role that allows both players to maximise their particular strengths. The defender is regarded to be upholding Ramos’ legacy at Real Madrid since he is offensively energetic, defensively combative, and watchful in front of the goal.

Militao has progressed dramatically and has easily made it to the 5th best player on the team so far this season, with 52 per cent dribbles tackled, 122 tackles+interceptions, and just 3 mistakes resulting in an opponent’s shot.