The El Clasico match is the name given to any match between two of the fiercest teams in European football, Real Madrid, and FC Barcelona. Fans from around the world swarm in selling out tickets just to witness these two teams go head-on against each other to prove who stands dominant in this eternal rivalry that’s been there for years which is one of the biggest in sports history.
5 Top Goal Scorers in El Clasico
These two giants of Spanish football have scored spectacular goals over the years and the top scorers are given below.
#5 – Cesar Rodriguez (Real Madrid)- 14 goals
Cesar Rodriguez is known as one of the complete players’ in Real Madrid history where he made some of the most feared goals of his time. He won the Pichichi trophy where he scored 27 goals in 24 games and topped the goal score charts for seven consecutive seasons. He played in 12 international games for seven years for Spain and was a major asset in the team’s victory.
#4 – Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid)- 15 goals
Raul Gonzalez joined Real Madrid in 1992/93 his promotion in this powerful club has been unstoppable ever since. He scored 10 goals in 15 games which led his team to win the Champions League. He is the 12th highest scorer in the history of Spain’s top flight with 185 goals in 418 games for Real Madrid, making him the club’s third highest scorer of all time.
#3 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)- 16 goals
One of the most profound footballers of all time with the third most number of goals scored at the El Clasico games. He won multiple awards throughout his career including the European Golden Shoe in 2008, 2011 and 2015 and was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009. He also won the Europa Best Player of the year and went on to win the Pichichi cup three times.
#4 – Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid)– 18 goals
Alfredo Di Stefano is known as Real Madrid’s greatest footballer where he dominated the European Champions Club during the 1950s. He was the driving force that led his team to win the cup five times in a row and was incredibly versatile with his techniques, had great stamina and tactical insight that made him the best all-rounder player in history. Stefano played for Madrid for eleven years and led his team to win the cup eight times and won five editions of the European Cup from 1956 to 1969. He was truly Madrid’s powerhouse.
#5 – Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)- 23 goals
Lionel Messi is currently considered as one of the best football players in the world since he reached the 500-goal mark younger and quicker than his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the highest scorer of El Clasico and La Liga and ended a six-game scoreless streak in matches against Real Madrid. Messi has sustained his ever-growing success in international football leading Argentina to victory and winning multiple awards. He is also a fan favorite with millions of FC Barcelona merchandise sold all over the world due to his enshrining presence putting him number one on this list.
El Clasico has been one of the biggest rivalries between the two strongest teams in Spanish Football history. With enthusiastic fans cheering out for their favorite players and teams, that act as a driving force for such great players and pushes them to be at the top of their game. These top scorers truly deserve the credit of being among the top in this game.