Benzema is the leading foreign player to play for Madrid



France international Karim Benzema is the leading foreign player to make 528 appearances for Real Madrid.

The striker went on to make his name in Real Madrid’s history, after playing against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Real beat Atletico 2-0 in La Liga and in his 528 appearances, he surpassed Roberto Carlos, 527, at the level of a foreign player who has played a number of games for the club.

Benzema joined Real Madrid in 2009 and is currently in his 12th season.

He has won four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles and three Spanish Super Cups.

More than 500 foreign players have played for Real, behind Benzema and Roberto Carlos, with Marcelo making 515.

Cristiano Ronaldo has made 438 appearances, while Alfredo Di Stéfano has made 396 appearances for Real Madrid.

The most successful players in the competition include Benzema in the 358th position.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 352 goals for Real Madrid as a foreign player, followed by Roberto Carlos in 301.


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