Ahead of the latest Clasico showdown between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, let’s check out the 10 top-scorers in arguably Europe’s biggest fixture.
The 246th Clasico between arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona takes place at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Saturday night.
Despite there being no fans in attendance, this one may prove to be one of the most decisive meetings. Only two points separate the two clubs in La Liga, with nine games remaining. And with table-toppers Atletico Madrid only a point above second-placed Barcelona, the outcome on Saturday could set the tone in the title battle.
The burden will fall on Lionel Messi to make a difference. The Argentine is one of the greatest players in Clasico history and is the all-time leading scorer in this fixture, having supplied 26 goals and 14 assists in 44 games. In fact, he is the only active player to make the top 10 list of the highest scorers.
Next up, and to nobody’s surprise, is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese ace is joint-second on this list alongside fellow Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, having scored 18 goals in 29 Clasicos between 2009 and 2018.
The closest active Real Madrid player to challenge for a top 10 spot is Karim Benzema, who has bagged nine goals in 38 Clasicos.
Top 10 Clasico scorers
|2.||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||2009-2018||18|
|3.||Alfredo Di Stefano||Real Madrid||1953-1964||18|
|7.||Francisco Gento||Real Madrid||1953-1971||14|
|10.||Hugo Sanchez||Real Madrid||1985-1992||10|