Football is a game that attracts a lot of attention, and the level of fan’s commitment is the driving force of the game.There are a lot of derbies all over the world like the Manchester derby,the Milan derby,the Mersyside derby,the Parisian derby,etc but right now,its hard to see anyone that beats the El Clasico classic between rivals Realmadrid and FC Barcelona.In games between both sides over the years,many goals have been scored among players and we’ve also witness numerous scorelines.In this article thus,we list the top five goalscorers in the history of the El Clasico
5.Cesar Rodriguez (Barcelona), Fransisco Gento,Ferenc Puskas (both Realmadrid)- 14 goals
Cesar Rodriguez was a Spanish football player who played for Barcelona between 1939-1955.He went on to make 287 appearances and scored 190 goals, which made him the highest goalscorer for many years for the club.He scored 14 goals against arch rivals Realmadrid.He also coached Realmadrid between 1963-1964. Fransisco Gento joined Realmadrid from Racing Santander in 1953 and was a Spanish left winger who went on to make 428 appearances for the club,scoring 128 goals.He also scored 14 goals against Barcelona.Ferenc Puskas was an Hungarian football superstar who was well known for his calmness in front of goal.He had a great career,scoring 352 goals in 341 appearances for his native club Budapest Honved before joining Realmadrid in 1958 where he played 180 games and scored 156 goals in his 8 years at the club.He also scored 14 goals against arch rivals Barcelona.Also known as Hungerian’s greatest ever footballer,he scored 84 goals in 85 appearances for his country.Hee died at the age of 79 on the 17th of November 2006 but his legacy lives on forever.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Realmadrid – 16 goals
Joined Realmadrid in 2009 and has gone on to do great things for the club.His achievements has seen him go on to win 2 BallonDor titles at the club,added to the 1 Ballon Dor won at Manchester United.His performances against Barcelona has also been spectacular,scoring in 11 of his 13 games against his rival club,he also set a record last year,scoring in 6 consecutive Elclasico matches.Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his shot prowess and his ability to go past opposing players,cutting to both feet and scoring with reckless abandon.His ability to use both feet,use his leg and his freekick prowess has seen many name him the greatest player of our time.He’s so far scored 253 goals in 230 games for Realmadrid and is also his country’s all time highest goalscorer.He’d also be looking to add to his tally during the Elclassico this weekend.
4. Raul Gonzalez, Realmadrid – 15 goals
Raul needs no introduction.Known for his killer instinct as a striker,Raul joined Realmadrid at the age of 15 from rivals Atletico madrid and went on to do big things for the club.He spent 16 years at the club and made 550 appearances,scoring 228 goals.He also scored 15 goals in his Elclassico matches and contributed immensely to the club,winning 3 champions league titles, 12 La liga and various other trophies like the Super cup,champions cup,etc.He is also highly regarded in Spain,playing 102 career games and scoring 44 goals.Raul also played for Schake 04 and in the MLS before retiring from football last year.
2. Alfredo Di Stefano, Realmadrid – 18 goals
Alfredo Di Stefano is an Argentine footballer who dominated the Spanish game during his time.He was known for being the best,most complete and influencial footballer of his time.He is also regarded as the greatest player to ever play for Realmadrid.During his time,he played 282 games and scored 216 goals,including 18 against Barcelona.He played for Realmadrid between 1953-1964 and coached the team from 1982-1984 and 1990-1991.He died on the 7th 0f July 2014 but his legacy lives on forever.
1. Lionel Messi, Barcelona – 21 goals
After notching his 50th goal for Argentina,Messi is currently on 499 senior career goals and according to him,there is no better team for him to score his 500th senior career goal as he prepares for the Elclassico this weekend, “it would be a nice moment to reach that figure against Realmadrid. It would be nice to win to stretch our advantage”.Messi burst into the scene after scoring his first career hatrick in a 3-3 draw against Realmadrid in 2008 thereby becoming the youngest player to achieve that feat.Since then,he has not looked back,going on to score 21 goals including various assists in several Elclasico matches he’s been involved.He’s also gone on to win various trophies for the club and different personal accolades including 5 BallonDor’s, Golden boots,etc. He is easily regarded to be the best player to ever play the round leather game.