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Ronaldo’s ridiculous record at Real Madrid under every manager – the numbers

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Real Madrid has well and truly transitioned into the new generation. Today’s team at the Spanish capital is led by the young faces of Vinicius Jr, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga and Jude Bellingham among others.

Meanwhile, yesterday’s heroes including Luka Modric and Toni Kroos only play a supporting role in the background for Carlo Ancelotti’s side and are on the verge of being phased out.

As the club inches towards a complete transition, it is only with fond memories that one can look back on the old guard – a team with legends including Marcelo, Casemiro, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and undoubtedly, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Numbers don’t lie

While it is common knowledge that Ronaldo is one of the best ever to grace the field with the Real Madrid crest, his numbers under different managers at the club only solidify his status as a legend.

The first manager the Portuguese star worked with after his arrival was Manuel Pellegrini, under whom he recorded a stunning 33 goals and 11 assists in just 35 games.

He then enjoyed a 164-game run with Jose Mourinho, arguably with one of the greatest Real Madrid teams ever, and scored a whopping 168 goals and provided 49 assists in that duration.

The GOAT. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ronaldo’s subsequent spell under Carlo Ancelotti saw him score 112 goals and provide 47 assists in just 101 games for Real Madrid.

Even Rafa Benitez’s short stint on the sideline did not see the Portuguese star drop his guard as he clocked 25 goals and eight assists in 24 games.

Ronaldo’s last dance at the club came under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane when he played 114 games, scoring 112 goals and providing 30 assists.

Now 39, the legend is still going strong for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. In just 25 league appearances this season, he has scored 29 times and has provided 10 assists and it is safe to say that his feet still possess the same magic.

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Bundesliga title-winner ‘is ready for Real Madrid’, says former German great

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Speaking in an interview with Sport BILD (h/t AS), Germany legend Michael Ballack has claimed that Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz is ready to play for Real Madrid.

Wirtz is a player that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring for a while now, with the German sensation being seen as a long-term replacement for Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement yesterday.

A move for Wirtz is being planned for the summer of 2025 and Ballack believes that the Bundesliga title winner with Leverkusen is ready for the big move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Wirtz is ready for Real Madrid,” said Ballack.

“In terms of football, Wirtz can definitely play for Real Madrid. You can also see it in Jude Bellingham after his move from BVB: when you play with even better players, you become even better,” he added.

The Toni Kroos replacement? (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that runs until the summer of 2027. As things stand, the new German champions have no intentions of selling their prized asset this year.

However, there appears to be an acceptance that the German international will be on the move in 2025.

Other top clubs like Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested, but Real Madrid are likely to beat them in the race should it come down to that next year.

A move for Wirtz, though, could cost in excess of €100 million for Real Madrid should they do indeed decide to proceed with his signing next year.

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