The greatest Real Madrid lineup of the Carlo Ancelotti era

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CM - Casemiro. While there is CERTAINLY an argument for Xabi Alonso, who is undeniably a better player than Casemiro, in this lineup Casemiro has the advantage, considering he spent three years under Carlo Ancelotti (compared to Alonso's one year).

Ancelotti emerged into a big fan of Casemiro and remains the manager to have the biggest impact on Casemiro. The Brazil international recalled Ancelotti crying when he left to join Manchester United in 2022 and it's clear to see why, with Casemiro being the Real Madrid legend he is.

CM - Toni Kroos. Toni Kroos has achieved success across Europe but no head coach has brought out the best in him like Carlo Ancelotti has. Signed by Ancelotti in 2014, Toni Kroos went on to lift four La Liga titles at Real Madrid, two of those under Ancelotti. One of the best passers of the ball the game has ever seen, Kroos makes EVERY all-time list.

CM - Luka Modrić. Without a doubt, one of the greatest midfielders of all-time. For Luka Modrić to win the Ballon d'Or trophy during the Ronaldo/Messi dominance (the only player to do so during that time), shows how incredible Modrić is. As a player who has aged like fine wine, Modrić will be an example for midfielder's many years down the line.