2. Karim Benzema – 78 goals
Benzema exhibited his brilliant talents to their fullest during his three-year spell with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. A tally of 78 goals and 49 assists in just 164 games was very impressive.
But their relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing.
Benzema, in particular, was left very unimpressed when Mourinho compared him to a cat in a press conference in 2011. This was a turning point in their relationship, which led to an hour-long confrontation.
“I’m a football player, you’re my manager, I respect you, respect me as a player,” Benzema told Mourinho.
Despite this bump in the road, Benzema still enjoyed a prolific and trophy-laden stint under the Special One.