Is it hard enough to choose an all-time XI for one of the Madrid teams, but to choose a combined XI? Almost impossible.
The list of players who have learned their craft, consolidated their status in the Football Hall of Fame, or even lavished trophies on their careers in the Spanish capital is endless. So we did the difficult thing for you and narrowed down the shortlist.
GK – Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Iker Casillas leaves Real Madrid – press conference
Only one choice for this place really. Casillas is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time and his trophy cabinet is absolutely hectic. Debut at 17, Champions League winner at 19 and over 500 appearances in 16 years.
Exceptional cat-like reflexes and a mountain of people between the sticks (although they are only 6 feet tall). Everyone welcomes San Iker. "
RB – Michel Salgado (Real Madrid)
Michel Madgado (L) of Real Madrid fights
Real Madrid's former teammate Steve McManaman once described Salgado as "the toughest person in the world … a real psychopath, even in training."
If you add that to his decade at Real by redefining how a right-back should play and holding four La Liga trophies and two Champions League titles in the air – he owns the right-back.
CB – Diego Godin (Atlético Madrid)
Club Atletico de Madrid v Sevilla FC – La Liga
Much of Atlético's resurgence can be traced back to Diego Godin's solid foundations. Since moving from Villarreal in 2010, Godin has become one of the best central defenders in the world.
Simeone's defensive management style is synonymous with Godin's aggressive style of play. Stuck in the air, not afraid of getting stuck and always has the element of surprise to break through with the ball.
CB – Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Real Madrid v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League Final
He's really like Marmite, Sergio. The master of the dark arts, win at all costs, ultimate Sh * Thouse. But he's Real & # 39; s beloved house.
He was a force of nature during his time in Madrid and has given them many trophies. When the dust settles, it is one of the best central defenders in world football, pound for pound.
LB – Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)
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It's pretty sad that there is a generation of soccer fans who haven't seen Roberto Carlos on the white stripe. This left pen must be worth a fortune.
Real Madrid's former coach Vicente del Bosque said: "Roberto Carlos can cover the entire (left) wing on his own." He is perhaps one of the most offensive full-backs of a generation and a boy.
RW – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid – La Liga
Does this have to be justified? One of the best soccer players ever.
Instead of the opinion of & # 39; just one guy & # 39; To comment, George Best said about him: "Over the years, some players have been called the new George Best, but this is the first time that this is a compliment." me."
CM – Adelardo Rodriguez (Atlético Madrid)
Adelardo is plausible Atlético's best midfielder of all time and, at 551, still holds the club's record for appearances. From 1959 to 1976 he was in the Spanish capital for 17 years.
Probably one of the best complete midfielders of his time, combining skill, dedication and a knack for goal scorers.
CM – Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid
It's 2002, Zidane is just bald and he's wearing these beautiful predators. Oh when life was easy.
Zidane was a pleasure to see, his ability to create space when it was clear was incredible. These predators were like two silk slippers carefully molded on his feet so that he could pluck a ball straight out of the clouds.
LW – Paulo Futre (Atlético Madrid)
Paulo Futre from Atletico Madrid
Paulo Futre became a good legend at Atlético, where he spent six seasons. Its explosive nature, dribbling and small twists and turns were revered by the crowd.
He made comparisons with Maradona and it was easy to understand why. An important Portuguese talent of the generation in the late 80s / early 90s.
ST – Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid)
Ferenc Puskás's career was obviously before most people's time, but the fact that his legacy still exists is proof of a wonderful player.
Puskás joined Real Madrid in 1957 at the age of 31 and had four hat tricks in his first season. From 1961 to 1966 he won the league five years in a row and scored a total of 82 goals during this period. No wonder that the most beautiful goal price is now named after him, ey?
ST – Fernando Torres (Atlético Madrid)
Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid celebrates
Sometimes in life, things should just be that way. You just click. Fernando Torres was made for Atlético Madrid and Atlético Madrid for Fernando Torres.
Atlético's child prodigy, local son and folk hero played a total of 404 times for Los Rojiblancos. As a true example of the idea that trophies aren't everything, El Niño only won the Segunda División and the Europa League in Madrid.