As one of the most decorated clubs in world football, competition for spots in Real Madrid's lineup will always be fierce. Madrid has always boasted one of the most valuable and skilled rosters, and this year's version of the squad is no different.
With superstars everywhere in Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and more, Jose Mourinho's men will make a strong challenge in multiple competitions.
After last season's record-breaking achievements, Real will look to defend their La Liga title and continue on their quest for that elusive tenth Champions League title.
With the majority of last season's squad returning and several rumoured transfers on the horizon, selecting a starting eleven will be an enviable but hard task for Jose Mourinho.
Here's how I project Real Madrid will line up at the start of the 2012-13 La Liga season.
For the purpose of this slideshow I am using Mourinho's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.