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Real Madrid is the most successful club in soccer's history. They have won more titles in Europe than any other clubs. Of course, their players were among the greatest of all-time. This post is about my Top 10 ranking of greatest leftbacks in Real Madrid's history. But every fan has their favourites and opinions. The ranking is extremely subjective. Some player played in multi-positions. Sometimes, people would even argue about the position of each player considered. For this goalkeeper blog, I do not have this issue.
Roberto Carlos was regarded one of the best leftbacks in history. He had 125 caps for Brazil playing in three World Cup Finals. He won 3 Champions League titles with Real Madrid and one World Cup title with Brazil in 2002. In 1997, he was runner-up in the World Player of the Year. He is especially famous for a free kick from 35m out against France in the Tournoi de France 1997. The goal is considered one of the greatest goals ever scored.
Marcelo started his career with Fluminense before making a dream move to Real Madrid in 2007. He spent several years in and out of the lineup before establishing himself as one of the stars of the team. With them, he won four Champions' League titles from 2014 to 2018. He was known for his partnership with Cristano Ronaldo. At the time of writing, he has over 58 caps for Brazil and played at the 2014 and 2018 World Cup in Brazil.
Rafael Gordillo was known as the greatest left wingback in Spanish history. He played at the same time as Camacho for both club and country. Both players started on the left side. Camacho supported him defensively. He was a legend at both Real Betis and Real Madrid. He was voted the Best Player in Spain for 1979-1980 season. He played with the great Real Madrid side of the 1980's, winning an UEFA Cup.
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-- Roberto Carlos took Marcelo under the wing when Marcelo arrived in 2007. He personally mentored the young Brazilian who considered Roberto Carlos as his idol when he grew up in Brazil. He even invited him to his home for Christmas dinner shortly after arriving.