All of the four names going to be mentioned here are some of the greatest footballers of all time, starting with Alfredo Di Stefano.
The Spanish striker arrived at Real Madrid from Colombian club Millionarios in 1953.
At Real Madrid, Di Stefano formed a key part of the club’s greatest squad of all time, scoring 216 goals in 282 games and winning eight La Liga titles and five European Cups among other trophies.
Di Stefano won two Ballon d’Or crowns (1957 and 1959) and one elusive Super Ballon d’Or award in 1989, which was handed out by France Football only once in history, on 24 December 1989, to choose the best footballer of the previous three decades. Di Stefano was voted the winner of the award by fans, a panel of France Football judges, and former Ballon d’Or winners.
No one can come close to achieve Di Stefano’s honours haul at Real Madrid except Paco Gento.
Gento joined Real Madrid in 1953 along with Di Stefano. The Spaniard scored 128 goals in 428 games for Los Blancos, winning six European Cups and 12 La Liga titles among other trophies.
Two other players worth mentioning here are Hugo Sanchez and Santillana.
Sanchez joined Real Madrid in 1985 and scored 208 goals in just 283 games for the club in all competitions, almost competing with the goals-to-games ratio of Alfredo Di Stefano. Sanchez won 10 trophies at Real Madrid and surprisingly didn’t win a European Cup (Champions League) at the club.
Santillana was one of the great goalscorers at Real Madrid in the years between the Di Stefano-Gento era and the Hugo Sanchez era.
He made 645 appearances for Los Blancos between 1971 and 1988, scoring 290 goals in all competitions as he helped the club winning nine league titles, four Copa del Reys and back-to-back Uefa Cups, while scoring in both of the latter competition’s finals.