El Clasico is the greatest sporting rivalry in the world, with the biggest names competing in the biggest arenas for some of the biggest rewards in soccer.
So, who are the top scorers in the El Clasico, the guys that stand out when the lights are turned up high and the pressure is on?
On that note, we’ve compiled a list of the best five scores in El Clasico history, which includes some very amazing names.
- Lionel Messi – 26 goals
Lionel Messi, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, is unsurprisingly at the top of the list, having scored an astonishing 26 goals in Spain’s most important game.
While he has since left the club, it appears that no player will be able to match his totals anytime soon.
- Alfredo Di Stefano – 18 goals
Alfredo Di Stefano appreciated the chance to play against his rivals, scoring 18 goals against them, 14 of which were league goals.
Di Stefano, who was about to join Barcelona, showed them what they were missing by leading the Los Blancos to five consecutive European crowns.
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 18 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has eclipsed Di Stefano as Real Madrid’s greatest player, has also scored 18 goals in the El Clasico.
In the league, the Copa del Rey, and the Super Cup, he was a prolific scorer against them, indicating that he could score against them in any competition.
Raul was another Real Madrid hero who reveled in scoring goals against his opponents, as proven by his 15 goals against the Catalan giants during his career.
The Spaniard was unstoppable in front of goal during his prime and was an integral component of Los Blancos’ success in the 1990s and 2000s.
- Francisco Gento – 14 goals
Francisco Gento spent the majority of his career at Real Madrid, becoming a club legend while also scoring 14 goals against their arch rivals.
Los Blancos won a record six European Cups with the Spaniard, who is a winger by trade.