Real Madrid is one of European football’s most successful clubs. They have a total of 13 UEFA Champions League titles and 34 La Liga titles to their credit, among other achievements.
Several notable players have graced the club’s roster over the years, owing to their long history and lineage.
Los Blancos have a history of playing breathtaking offensive football, which means they frequently concede goals as a result of overcommitting men up front.
This has been exploited by numerous top teams. Several players have been the torment of Los Blancos over the years, punishing them for their defensive shortcomings.
Here are the five players who have scored the most goals against Real Madrid:
- Guillermo Campanal, 15 goals
Guillermo Campanal has a prolific goal scoring record versus Real Madrid. While playing for Sevilla in the 1945-46 La Liga season, he scored every goal against the capital club.
In a La Liga match against Los Blancos in 1943-44, the late centre-forward scored a hat-trick for Sevilla. In total, Campanal has 15 goals in 17 league outings versus the Merengues.
In the match versus Real Madrid, Silvestre Igoa was also a prolific scorer. Against the capital club, the late centre-forward scored 16 goals in all competitions.
When he was playing for Valencia, the three-time La Liga champion scored all of his goals versus Madrid. In the 1948-49 season, he scored a hat-trick in a 4-4 home tie against the record La Liga champions.
- Guillermo Gorostiza, 19 goals
Guillermo Gorostiza has a prolific goal scoring record versus Real Madrid. In 28 games versus the capital club, the late attacker scored 19 times.
Gorostiza won six La Liga titles with Athletic Club Bilbao and Valencia, four with the former and two with the latter. Between 1930 and 1934, he was a member of Bilbao’s famed team, which won three of the first five La Liga titles.
Telmo Zarra is a Spanish football icon, having scored 251 goals in his career, the third highest in the league’s history. In 23 outings versus Real Madrid, he scored 22 goals in all competitions.
Despite failing to score a hat-trick against the capital club, the late centre-forward netted six braces. In a league game against Los Blancos in 1946-47, Zarra notably scored a brace and added a hat-trick of assists.
Against Real Madrid, Lionel Messi has a long list of goals. The Barcelona icon has scored against Los Blancos in three different competitions, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the game.
Messi holds the record for most goals in El Clasico history with 26. The 34-year-old has 18 league goals, six Super Cup goals, and two Champions League goals versus the Merengues.