Real Madrid are on the cusp of regaining the title of world’s greatest club, but that route to glory will be defined by the 15 Galácticos who now hold court as the club's most influential set of players.
For several years now, Los Merengues has lived in the shadow of a rampant Barcelona.
The players, fans and Los Blancos hierarchy have watched with envy as Barca garnered trophy after trophy, culminating in the aforementioned club's tag as the most feared club in football.
If the Real rot is to stop, then these 15 gladiators must rise to the occasion.
Note: This listing is about the present Real Madrid team and not the past. Also, the listing isn't indicative of who has been more influential or whose presence has defined the club with regards to their successes.