10 Greatest Real Madrid Players From Pre-1930s Era

Based in Madrid, Spain, Real Madrid today is probably the biggest football club in the world. Some of the most popular players in football history have been part of it. As we celebrate Real Madrid now, we take a look at some of its greatest players ever. We will do this throughout a series of list, where we are breaking down the lists into various eras. We will start with pre-1930s era.

Have you ever wondered who laid the foundations of this club which has become a phenomenon today? Today, let’s revisit past to take a look at the 10 greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era, i.e. from 1902(since its inception) to 1930.

10 Greatest Real Madrid Players From Pre-1930s Era

10. Sotero Aranguren (1911-1918)

Greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era

Kicking off our list of 10 greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era is the first of our two Aranguren brothers on this list – the only blood related players on this list. Before you start running your brain by guessing, let us reveal who it is! We are talking about Sotero Aranguren. Born on 7th May, 1894, he was, along with his brother, the first Argentine to play for the club. He played 60 matches for the club and scored 4 goals and the counting would have gone on had it not been for an unfortunate event. This Argentine-Spanish midfielder’s career was cut short when he died at a prime age of 28 in the year 1922. But nevertheless, he left an impact which can be felt even today.

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9. Felix Perez (1921 -1928)

Greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era

Coming in at number 9 on our list of 10 greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era is Spanish football legend Felix Perez. This right winger was born on 13th June, 1901. In his seven years of journey with the club, he played 85 matches and scored an impressive 27 goals. He is also noted for being one of the earliest players to give importance to fitness, at a time when that was not the top priority. He passed away in the year 1983.

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8. Alberto Machimbarrena (1913- 1918)

Greatest Real Madrid players from pre-1930s era

Born on 31st March, 1888, Spanish midfielder Alberto Machimbarrena grabs the eighth spot on this list. Known for tactical game, he played for 5 years for the club and played 22 matches and scored 5 goals. One of the earliest leaders of the club, he captained the team to victory at the 1917 Copa del Rey. A year after his retirement, he died on 19th July, 1923 at the age of 35.

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