The last 5 players to become Real Madrid’s top scorers, is Benzema the next?

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Real Madrid managed to lock the LaLiga title for the 2021/2022 season after defeating Espanyol in matchday 34. Los Blancos managed to collect 81 points from 34 matches. Thanks to this victory, Los Blancos ‘ points can no longer be overtaken by their competitors.

This success makes Real Madrid have won 35 LaLiga titles throughout history. They are the club that has won the most titles.

On the other hand, Karim Benzema has managed to appear productive with Real Madrid this season. He has a great chance to be the club’s top scorer this season. Apart from Benzema, here are the last five players who became Real Madrid ‘s top scorer .

1. Ruud van Nistelrooy (2006/2007)

Ruud van Nistelrooy is a player who signed for Real Madrid from Manchester club, Manchester United in 2006 ago. This Dutch player was redeemed by Los Blancos at a cost of 17 million euros, equivalent to Rp. 260 billion.

Ruud van Nistelrooy managed to appear sharp on the front lines. He immediately appeared impressive and became the club’s top scorer in his first season.

He scored 33 goals from 47 matches. During his time at Real Madrid, Nistelrooy scored 64 goals and 16 assists in 96 matches.

2. Raul Gonzalez (2007/2008 and 2008/2009)

Raul Gonzalez can be said as one of the living legends for Real Madrid. This Spanish player has been in Los Blancos ‘ uniform since the 1994/1995 season. The player who came from the Real Madrid academy defended Los Blancos for 14 seasons (1994-2010).

While strengthening Los Blancos , Raul has presented a number of prestigious titles, including 3 Champions League titles. Raul has also been Real Madrid ‘s top scorer several times. The 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 seasons were the last seasons for Raul to be the club’s top scorer .

Raul’s stats with Real Madrid are also extraordinary. He was able to score 324 goals and 116 assists in 741 games. Raul is included in the list of Real Madrid’s all-time top scorers .

3. Gonzalo Higuain (2008/2009)

Real Madrid signed an Argentinian player in the winter of 2007 from River Plate. Gonzalo Higuain was redeemed by Los Blancos with a dowry of 13 million euros or Rp. 208 billion.

Positioned as a striker, Higuain was able to show a slick performance with Real Madrid. In fact, he was able to become Real Madrid’s sharpest player in the 2008/2009 season with a record 24 goals. he equaled Raul Gonzalez’s goal score that season.

Overall, Higuain managed to record 121 goals and 56 assists in 264 games. His work with Los Blancos ended in 2013 after being released to Italian club Napoli.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (2009/2010-2017/2018)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time leading goalscorer in football. He has joined Los Blancos since the 2009/2010 season. This Portuguese player was brought in by Los Blancos at an expensive cost, which was 106 million euros or equivalent to Rp. 1.63 trillion.

With Real Madrid, Ronaldo managed to become the player who most often became the club’s top scorer . Noted, he became Real Madrid’s sharpest player in 9 consecutive seasons (2009/2010 to 2017/2018). Ronaldo was able to record 450 goals and 132 assists in 438 matches for Real Madrid.

The incision makes the 37-year-old player the top goalscorer in the history of Real Madrid. He also successfully helped Madrid win a series of prestigious titles.

5. Karim Benzema (2018/2019-2020/221)

Karim Benzema is a player who signed for Los Blancos in the same season as Cristiano Ronaldo. This French player was imported from Lyon at a cost of 39 million euros or Rp608 billion. With Madrid, Benzema managed to appear sharp on the front lines.

Benzema successfully replaced the role of Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus in the 2018/2019 season. This 34-year-old player managed to appear consistent and became Real Madrid’s sharpest player in 3 consecutive seasons (2018/2019 to 2020/2021).

This season, Benzema has been productive again with Real Madrid. He has scored 41 goals in all competitions and has a great chance to become the club’s top scorer . Even though he is no longer young, Benzema still looks excellent with Los Blancos.