For the purposes of brevity, let me introduce this slideshow with a word of caution: in creating this list I don't mean to pick the best players ever to wear the white shirt, or to stand on the turf at the Bernabéu.
I mean instead to choose a group of people who gave the most to Real Madrid, in terms of time at the club, titles, and general legend.
Because there are only 11 players on the pitch, and because Real Madrid's legends number in the hundreds, I've had to cut some players that certainly deserve to be lauded for everything they've done.
Also, in making the list, I decided to move some players around positionally: Hugo Sánchez, for example, played striker, second striker and occasionally midfield for Real Madrid, as did Emilio Butragueño.
Both appear as midfielders on my list, though they are traditionally remembered as forwards.