We highlight the top 10 goalscorers of the Madrid Derby since the rivalry between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid started in the Spanish domestic scene.
The two clubs have met in the Spanish La Liga a countless number of times, the Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League as well as the Spanish Super Cup or Super Copa De Espana.
The Madrid Derby dated back in history is one of the biggest derbies in Spanish footballer after the El Classico between Catalan club Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The recent derby is between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on Saturday 12th, December 2020. Played at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
February 2019, was the last time the two met each other in a competitive football game like this.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano and Santiago Bernabeau remain in the history book as highest goalscorers in the competition.
Here are top 10 scorers of the Madrid derby
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) -22 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently regarded as one of the best footballers on the planet. The Portuguese international spent most of his career at Real Madrid, helping the club to championship league titles and la Liga in the process.
Himself and Lionel Messi took the Spanish La Liga to a whole new level with a fierce rivalry in the El Classico, causing lot’s of football fans to follow the game to see the two players face each other.
Ronaldo singlehandedly carried the Los Blancos during his time in some important games. His goals, hat tricks helped Real Madrid a lot.
His impressive form forced Juventus to break the banks in search of his signature. During his first season, the club’s jersey was sold across the world, as Juventus became the most sought football club jersey.
He scored over 22 goals in the Madrid Derby.
2. Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid) – 17 goals
The outstanding achievements of Santiago Bernabeau were enough for the club to rename its stadium after him.
Santiago played over 15 seasons with Real Madrid between 1911 and 1926. He scored 68 goals in 79 appearances for the club.
He also became 11th President of the club between 11 September 1943 and 2 June 1978. He helped in turning the club into the most successful football club in Europe with over 13 titles.
3. Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid) – 17 goals
Alfredo Di Stefano was an Argentine footballer who was another hotshot during his time at the club.
He scored over 216 goals, netting 17 Goals in the Madrid Derby even though he played for other La Liga clubs.
He left the Los Blancos for Espanyol in 1964. Alfredo’s achievements with the club influenced the club’s decision to rename the second stadium used by the youth team to his name.
He formed an integral part of Real Madrid’s most successful team at that time.
He joined the list of players that made the whites a bigger club in the world, and not just in Europe.
4. Carlos Santillana (Real Madrid) – 15 goals
He played most of his career at the club, scoring 202 across all competitions, including 15 in the Madrid Derby against Atletico.
The Argentine striker played 17 La Liga seasons, and he is regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of Spanish football.
In his achievements box, he nine won seven La Liga titles with four Copa Del Rey.
5. Ferenc Puskas (Real Madrid) – 13 goals
The Hungarian forward played for just two clubs, Budapest Honvéd and Real Madrid.
At the age of 31, he joined the Los Blancos and played six seasons with the club before leaving the club. Puskas scored 13 Goals in the Madrid Derby.
6. Paco Campos (Atlético de Madrid) – 12 goals
He is the first Atletico Madrid player to be ranked in the all-time top 10 Madrid Derby highest scorers chart with 12 goals.
He played as a forward for the Rojiblancos, scoring 144 goals in 193 appearances for the club.
In his first season at the club, Atletico Madrid won the Spanish La Liga title. The club also retained the title, making it back to back title wins, scoring 12 Madrid derby goals.
7. Emilio Burtragueño (Real Madrid) – 12 goals
He played most of his football career at the club, scoring 123 times in over 341 appearances. Nicknamed El Buitre (The Vulture).
He was awarded the European Bronze award for the best footballer in two consecutive years. He scored 12 goals in the city derby.
8. Adrián Escudero (Atlético de Madrid) – 11 goals
Officially played professional football with Atletico Madrid, scoring 11 derby goals as he is the second non-real Madrid player to make the Madrid Derby all-time high scorers chart.
Adrián is the second the all-time leading goalscorer for Atlético Madrid with 169 goals, having played for Atletico in 13 La Liga seasons, played more than 350 official games for the club in the process.
9. Raúl González (Real Madrid): 11 goals
Raul played for both Atletico and Real Madrid. He scored 11 derby goals.
He had a record 550 senior appearances for the club, with over 228 goals.
With over 16 seasons at the club, he became the club’s second all-time top goalscorer with 323 goals (behind Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo with 450).
He also holds the record for the most capped player in the history of Real Madrid, with 741 appearances.
10. Fernando Sañudo (Real Madrid): 10 goals
Despite just having 38 appearances for the club, he managed to register his name on derby scorers chart with 10 goals. He scored a total of 40 goals for the Los Merengues.
Real Madrid dominates the top 10 goalscorers of the Madrid Derby 8 players as against Atletico Madrid with just 2 players.
Comparing the Madrid clubs
Real Madrid has won a total of 34 Spanish La Liga titles while Atletico Madrid has won only 10 titles since the inception of the club.
In terms of European achievements, the whites are far off better than the Rojiblancos. Although Atletico has gotten to several finals losing it in the process.
But Madrid is the kings when it comes to the continental showpiece with over titles, making them the most successful club in Europe.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Santiago Bernabeau helped raised the club to its current status one of the strongest and most successful.
For Atletico, Adrián Escudero and Paco Campos also played a major role. The last time Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title was during the 2013/14 season.