Los Blancos always have something in the tank whenever they step into this competition

The Champions League and Real Madrid share a very special connection. The Los Blancos are the most successful team in the competition with 14 titles. And proud holder many of impeccable records to their name. There’s something about the competition that charges Madrid’s players to the next level. Their names are always seen at the top of goalscoring, assists, or clean sheet lists.

There have been many players who have dominated this competition wearing the white jersey, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul, Zinedine Zidane, Karim Benzema, and Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid’s history in the Champions League is very rich and today we take look at the Top 5 oldest goalscorers for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

5. Karim Benzema- 34 Years 4 Months

It is no secret that Karim Benzema has been one of Real Madrid’s most prolific strikers. He is particularly devastating in the Champions League, with last season’s heroics providing perfect examples.

He has a total of 74 goals to his name in the competition. And is Real Madrid’s second-highest goalscorer after Cristiano Ronaldo in the tally. His last Champions League goal against Manchester City in the second leg of the Semi-Finals made him the fifth oldest Champions League goalscorer for Real Madrid.

4. Sergio Ramos- 34 Years 11 Months

Sergio Ramos UEFA Champions League Real Madrid
Ramos captained Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles (Courtesy: Real Madrid)

Even though Sergio Ramos is playing for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League right now, whenever his name is mentioned, Real Madrid comes to mind. The Spanish defender is arguably Real Madrid’s greatest centre-back and most successful captain throughout the club’s history. 

Real Madrid won three consecutive Champions League titles under his captaincy from 2016 to 2018 and he scored some crucial goals to help his team win. At the age of 34 years and 11 months in 2021, Ramos scored his last Champions League goal in a Round of 16 tie against Atlanta, making him the 4th oldest Champions League goal scorer for Madrid.

3. Luka Modric- 36 Years Old

Luka Modric has been defying expectations ever since arriving in Madrid in the 2012 season. He was labelled as Real Madrid’s worst signing but at age of 36, he is considered one of the world’s best midfielders. The Croatian has played a major role in Real Madrid’s success over years and his partnership with Toni Kross is considered one of the all-time best.

Modric may not be a cltuch goalscoring midfielder, but he is more ever-present in the game than anyone else. He recently became the third oldest Real Madrid goal scorer after he scored against Celtic in the Champions League group stage of 2022-23.

2. Alfredo Di Stefano- 37 Years Old

Alfredo Di Stefano never featured at the FIFA World Cup.
Di Stefano scored 216 goals over the course of 282 appearances for Los Blancos (Courtesy: Real Madrid)

Alfredo Di Stefano is the most famous figure in Los Blancos’ history and the driving force behind the club’s dominance during the 1950s and 1960s. As a player, Stefano scored 216 goals over the course of 282 appearances for Los Blancos, and on two occasions, he managed the club as well. 

And if we talk about his Continental football record then he had 52 goals in 64 games for Real Madrid. The last Champions League goal he scored for Real Madrid came in 1963-64 at age of 37, when Madrid finished runners-up.

1. Ferenc Puskas– 38 Years Old

Ferenc Pukas is considered to be the first global superstar in football, and his achievements speak volumes about his excellence. During the late 1950s, the Hungarian forward formed an impeccable partnership with Alfredo Di Stefano and broke many goalscoring records. 

During his time with Real Madrid, he scored 244 goals and won three European Cups. Puskas ended his career with Real Madrid only and his final season came in 1965-66. Where he scored five goals to finish his European football journey at age of 38.

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