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The kings of the Classic are not just Ronaldo and Messi. Here are 11 more legendary goal scorers

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 03:52:38

The best forwards in the confrontation between Real and Barça are Lionel Messi (26 goals) and Cristiano Ronaldo (18). Of course, this is not a revelation to anyone. But there are enough scoring heroes of El Clásico even without the legendary Argentine-Portuguese pairing. And some of them have been forgotten, especially the stars of the first half of the last century. Let’s highlight the brightest scorers of each decade.

Star of the 1910s: Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid)

Santiago Bernabeu

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This name is known to everyone because it is named after the Real Madrid stadium. The forward played for Madrid from 1911 to 1926 and scored 67 goals in official matches (and another 111 in friendlies). Of them, six were against Barça. It was Bernabéu who scored the first hat-trick in the history of the classic, in April 1916 (4-1). And a few days later, he doubled in added time (6:6).

Then, in the Spanish Cup, goal difference was not taken into account in a two-legged matchup, and the teams met four times in the semifinals in less than a month. The people of the capital stepped forward. It is true that in the decisive match he was stopped by the then powerful Athletic (4-0). But next year the Cup was parked in Madrid.

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The official Santiago Bernabeu is much more famous than the footballer. The man was president of Real Madrid from 1943 to 1978 and led the club to greatness. He turned it into exactly the title-winning monster we know: he scored 18 victories in the championship, eight in the National Cup and six in the previous Champions League.

Star of the 20s – Josep Samitier (Barcelona)

Josep Samitier

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The legendary Barça striker sent the poker to Real Madrid during a cup trip in the 1925/1926 season. And he added a double in the second leg. The Catalans advanced with a global score of 8-1 and reached the final, where they beat other Madrid players, there they already had to suffer against Atlético (3-2). One of the goals was scored, of course, by Samitier. As in the other three decisive matches of the Copa del Rey.

The first unified Spanish Championship in history took place in the 1928/1929 season, and Josep and Barça became their first triumphs. In that tournament, the captain of the blue garnets also surprised Real: he opened the scoring in a tied match with the future winners of the tournament twice in a row. In total he has 10 goals in the opposition.

By the way, he also played for the Real Club: he spent a couple of years there after a conflict with the Catalan leadership and won the championship with the Cup. And in the 1944/1945 season, Barcelona won its first gold in 16 years. Can you guess who trained her? That’s right, Samitier.

Star of the 30s – Jaime Lazcano (Real Madrid)

Jaime Lazcano

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Lazcano is the author of Real Madrid’s first goal in the history of the Spanish Championship. And the only one who scored poker in his debut match. In today’s reality, almost no one can interrupt this. Yes, in a single match against Europe he achieved two unique achievements (5-1). By the way, Catalan.

Barcelona later had to suffer in confrontations with Jaime. He surprised her eight times, two of them with a hat-trick. Here are the results of those games: 4:1, 5:1, 2:2, 8:2. Pure dominance. But in those years Athletic was the best, so in six years at the club Lazcano only won two league golds and one Copa del Rey.

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“Lazcano made an immediate impression on me. However, if he had not lived up to my expectations, I would have had to return six thousand pesetas from my own pocket to the club’s treasury,” recalled Santiago Bernabéu, who took Jaime from Osasuna. The bet worked.

Star of the 40s – César Rodríguez (Barcelona)

Cesar Rodriguez

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In 2023, the prestigious FourFourTwo magazine ranked the main players in Barça’s history. Captain of the Catalans in the late 1940s and 1950s, Rodríguez was ranked ninth there, above Puyol, Busquets and many other modern stars. Do you understand how legendary it is? César was the club’s top scorer (226 goals), until Messi broke his record.

Real Madrid lost to the maroon blue Rodríguez 14 times, including doubles in 1945 (5-0), 1949 (3-1) and 1954 (3-1), as well as a hat-trick in 1952 (4-2) . . The real executioner of the people of Madrid. There was also a goal in Elche in 1960. There, however, his team was trampled on the grass (2:11).

César won 19 trophies with the Catalans, including five championships and two Spanish Cups. When he retired, the Madrid fans probably exhaled. Rodríguez, like Samitier, also coached Barça (1963/1964 season), but did not win anything with him. But this, of course, does not negate his greatness.

Stars of the 50s and 60s: Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano and Paco Gento (Real Madrid)

Ferenc Puskás, Paco Gento and Alfredo Di Stéfano

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It was in the 50s and 60s when the confrontation between Real Madrid and Barcelona reached a new level: from 1952 to 1970, these teams only gave the championship once to Athletic and twice to Atlético. Four times the best in that period was Barça and 12 times Madrid. They won the first five European Cups. What hegemony!

Of the attacking trident Puskas, Di Stéfano and Gento, it is simply not realistic. The first and third have 14 goals each in the classic, the second 18 (along with Cristiano). An eternity wouldn’t be enough to count all the goals they scored. Let’s remember Puskas’ two hat-tricks in 1963: January at the Camp Nou (5-1, Paco and Alfredo also scored a goal each) and December at the Santiago Bernabéu (4-0, Di Stéfano also scored).

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Di Stéfano has 278 goals for Real Madrid, Puskas 204, Gento 165. Of course, they are all in the top 10 in this indicator. The same FourFourTwo recognized Alfredo as the second best Madrid player in history after Ronaldo, Paco – sixth, Ferenc – ninth. And who can say what is undeserved?

Star of the 70s – Santillana (Real Madrid)


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Then in Barcelona (and before that in Ajax) Johan Cruyff really shone, and in the 90s, as a coach, he would make Barça a real skating rink. But since we are talking specifically about the scorers of the Clásico, we cannot fail to mention Santillana.

The forward spent almost his entire career at Madrid (17 seasons) and scored 267 goals (the fifth highest number in history). 12 of them were against the blue garnets. Furthermore, we are not talking about poker and hat-tricks: Santillán only scored a double once, in 1978 (3-1).

Nine-time champion of Spain and four-time winner of the Cup: there are many titles that one can be proud of. And the Spaniard, at 21 years old, suffered a serious groin injury in a match with Espanyol and during an examination he learned that he only had one kidney. Doctors advised him to give up football. He didn’t listen and it is unlikely that he will regret it later.

Star of the 80s: Hugo Sánchez (Real Madrid)

Hugo Sánchez (left)

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In the 80s, Barcelona only won gold once. Real Madrid: five in a row, and this is largely due to Sánchez. Just after they took him away from Atlético, the “golden” era of the “Real Club” began (one of many). That transfer, by the way, is considered one of the most scandalous in history. “You bastard, we’ll put you against the wall!” – According to Hugo, they insulted him like that quite frequently.

The Mexican’s average performance in the league is impressive: 0.72 goals per game. His trademark scissors shot baffled many goalkeepers, including those at Barcelona: 10 goals in the Clásico and another seven for Atlético, including four doubles. This is a striker, this is a real striker, right?

In total, during seven seasons at Real, Sánchez scored 199 goals and became the championship’s top scorer five times. And in the 1989/1990 season he set a unique record, scoring 38 goals with one touch. His football was not only effective, but also aesthetic.

Star of the 90s – Romario (Barcelona)


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In the 90s, Madrid dominance was replaced by Catalan dominance. The football of Cruyff’s team was truly captivating. Including Pep Guardiola, who then broke into the team and learned a lot for an incredible coaching career in the future. “Barcelona” under the Dutchman became a real conveyor belt of stars. But I would like to specifically mention Romario, albeit briefly.

The Brazilian striker surprised Real twice when he was still part of PSV, when the clubs met in the quarterfinals of the 1988/1989 Champions League (2-3, Madrid advanced only in extra time). And upon his arrival in Catalonia he continued: in January 1994 he scored a hat-trick at the Camp Nou (5-0), adding an assist. With a difference of five goals, the Blaugrana had not defeated this rival for 20 years. That “classic” was Romario’s debut.

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After becoming the Examples’ top scorer with 30 goals, the striker suddenly prepared to leave. The reason is the parties at home, which he himself talked about: Barcelona offered me a lot of money to stay, but I don’t regret anything. Of course, it was possible to be voted player of the year a few more times, but that is normal.”

Star of the 2000s: Raúl (Real Madrid)


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Raúl became a Catalan nightmare back in the 90s. However, an important part of his goals against Barcelona were already in the 2000s, and in total there were 15 in doubles in the Spanish Super Cup: 1997/1998 ( 4-1), First 1998/1999, 1999/2000 and. 2000/2001 (everywhere) 2-2 each), a goal in the semi-finals of the Champions League 2001/2002 (3-1 overall), this is not forgotten. Also, fans of both teams.

For a long time, Raúl ranked second in the number of goals in the classic, until Messi, Ronaldo and another scorer scored in them, which we will talk about later. The true evil genius of Barça. 323 goals for Real is the third highest number in the club’s history. There is also a complete order in terms of trophies: six-time champion of Spain, three-time winner of the Champions League and four-time winner of the National Cup.

The famous forward has been coaching Castilla de Madrid for almost five years and coaches those who, quite possibly, in a couple of decades will be on a similar list.

Stars of the 2010s: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

Karim Benzema and Luis Suárez

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Naturally, the main scorers not only of the decade and not only of the Clásico, but of the entire era are Messi and Krish. But how can we not mention Benzema and Suárez? The first scored 16 goals in the Madrid-Catalan confrontation, the second, 11. How can Karim’s hat-trick in the 2022/2023 Cup semifinals (4-0) be erased from memory? What about Luis’s double in the 2015/2016 First Division at the Santiago Bernabéu (4-0) and his hat-trick in the 2018/2019 Championship (5-1)? They remained in the shadow of their more stellar partners and still managed to overcome it.

Let’s briefly look at other Clásico scorers:

Juanito – 10 goals (Real Madrid, 1977-1987); Estanislao Basora – 9 (Barcelona, ​​​​1946-1958); Pánho – 8 (Real Madrid, 1948-1953); Iván Zamorano – 8 (Real Madrid, 1992-1996); Sabino Barinaga – 8 (Real Madrid, 1939-1950); Eulogio Martínez – 8 (Barcelona, ​​​​1956-1962); Luis Suárez – 8 (Barcelona, ​​​​1955-1961).

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