Real Madrid Records & Statistics - Most Goals, Biggest Win, Record Transfers & More

Callum Altimas
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​One of the most famous football clubs in the world, Real Madrid have been dominant for much of the club's history.

Los Blancos have experienced some major highs and some lows since they formed back in 1902, most recently becoming the team to beat in the Champions League.

Here's a look at some of the club's records that you need to know.


Most Appearances: Raul - 741 (1994-2010)

A legend in the Spanish capital, Raul broke many records during his time at the club, most of which have been beaten by a certain Portuguese star, but for now he's still made more appearances for ​Real Madrid than anyone in history.

With just over 100 games to go, Sergio Ramos is closing in on Raul's record and could overtake the Spanish forward before he retires.


Most Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo - 451 (2009-18)

In less than ten years, Cristiano Ronaldo became arguably the greatest player to ever play for Real.

451 goals in nine years is absolutely sensational and is a record that will stand for quite some time.


Most Goals in a Single Season (All Competitions): Cristiano Ronaldo - 61 (2014/15)

Spoiler alert, you're going to see Cristiano Ronaldo's name an awful lot here.

The former Manchester United star was in the best form of his life during the 2014/15 season and managed to score an incredible eight hat-tricks in the league that season.


Most Goals in a Single League Season: Cristiano Ronaldo - 48 (2014/15)

The second greatest goalscoring season in ​La Liga history, Ronaldo's 48 league goals in 35 appearances is almost beyond belief.


Most Goals (Team) in a Single League Season: 121 (2011/12)

Not only is this Real's record, but it's the La Liga record as well. The club were in blistering form during the 2011/12 season and only failed to hit the back of the net in three games on their way to the La Liga title.


Youngest Ever Player: Martin Ødegaard - 16 years, 157 days (2015)

Hopes were high for Ødegaard when he arrived at the Bernabéu in January 2015 and Real wasted no time in seeing what the young Norwegian had to offer.

Ødegaard made his debut for the club coming off the bench on the final day of the 2014/15 season against Getafe, replacing club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.


Oldest Ever Player: Ferenc Puskás - 38 years, 233 days (1965)

Spending eight years at the club, Puskás was one of the most prolific forwards in Real's history. 

Puskás became Real's oldest ever player when he made his final appearance for the club against Sevilla in 1965 before he retired.


Lowest League Finish: 11th in La Liga (1947/48)

Real Madrid have never spent a single season out of the La Liga since its inception and have only fallen out of the top ten once in their history.

Finishing 11th in the 1947/48 season in Real's worst-ever league finish. Talk about long term dominance!


Record Transfer Fee Paid: Eden Hazard - £89m (2019)

Signed this past summer, ​Eden Hazard became Real's most expensive signing ever when he joined from ​Chelsea for £89m.


Record Transfer Fee Received: Cristiano Ronaldo - £88.5m (2018)

After nine years of dominance, Real sold ​Cristiano Ronaldo to ​Juventus for £88.5m, making it their record transfer fee received, nine years after they originally made him their most expensive signing.


Biggest Win: 11-1 vs Barcelona (1943)

After losing the first leg in this Copa del Rey 3-0, Real needed a big performance in the second leg against their biggest rivals and boy did they deliver. 

An 11-1 win against ​Barcelona seems unfathomable now, but it was once a reality for Los Blancos.


Biggest Defeat: 1-8 vs Espanyol (1930)

An 8-1 drubbing at the hands of Espanyol back in March 1930 remains Madrid's biggest ever defeat.


Longest Unbeaten Run: 40 Games (2016-17)

After a 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarter finals on 6 April 2016, Real went nine months and nine days before tasting defeat again, eventually losing 2-1 to Sevilla on 15 January 2017.


Longest Scoring Run (All Competitions): 73 Matches (2016 - 2017)

After beating Real Sociedad 1-0 on 30 April 2016, Real would go on to score at least once in 73 consecutive matches before losing 1-0 to Real Betis on 20 September 2017.


Longest Serving Manager: Miguel Muñoz - 15 Years in Two Spells (1959 - 1974)

After briefly managing the side from February 1959 to April 1959, Muñoz returned in April 1960 and remained in charge of the club for the next 14 years, overseeing  604 games.


Fastest Ever Hat-Trick: Eight Minutes - Twice

Both Pepillo II in 1960 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015 managed to score hat-tricks in just eight minutes of game time - Pepillo II against Real Sociedad and Ronaldo against Getafe.

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