Top 15 Worst Real Madrid Players Of All Time

Real Madrid is considered the most successful team not only in Spain but also in the world, supported by a large number of fans around the world. They have won 32 La Liga titles and 10 European Cup/Champions Leagues - both of which are records- as well as 38 other titles. As a result, they have demanded higher standards from their players than any other club throughout their history. Undoubtedly, the white team regularly brings to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium the biggest stars.
However, not every player's career is as successful as their club. At a great football club like Real Madrid, the players don't have much time to show what they can really do. They have to prove themself or survive a couple of months or seasons before being transferred. And there were plenty of disappointing signings that made all the club's fans raise their eyebrows.
Now, having said that, below are the 15 worst players in Real Madrid history. Scroll down and check them out!

#15 Flavio Conceicao

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Although he won six titles in four years at Real Madrid, the Brazilian's time at Real was considered poor, . Flavio made a big-money move to Real Madrid after shining with Deportivo la Coruna but failed to impress at Santigo Bernabeu stadium. After that, he was loaned out. He soon left the club and his career petered out with short spells in Turkey and Greece before announcing his early retirement at the age of 32.

#14 Thomas Gravesen

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Thomas Gravesen joined Real Madrid and simply failed to live up to everyone's expectations. The Dane soon fell out with boss Fabio Capello and moved to Celtic after only one season in Spain.

#13 Albano Bizzarri

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Referring to Albano Bizzarri, Los Blancos fans have never been satisfied. During his single season in the capital, Bizzarri earned a great deal of criticism, and he was soon transferred to Valladolid. Now, Bizzarri plays for Chievo in Serie A and has never won a cap for Argentina.

#12 Chendo

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Chendo is a bizarre one out on this list. He played 497 games for Real in all competitions, winning seven Laliga titles and one Champion League. Still, in terms of natural competence, Chendo should never have been a Real Madrid regular.

#11 Ivan Campo

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Ivan Cample was technically not a bad midfielder with tough-tackling skills. But he was always destined for failure at such a huge club like Real Madrid. Mistakes and poor judgment saw him lambasted by fans, and after 5 years and 60 league games, Ivan Campo moved to Bolton Wanderers, later Ipswich and AEK.

#10 Fernando Sanz

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Real Madrid had some major defensive problems in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and Fernando Sanz contributed a lot to that problem. The Madrid-born player’s name on the team sheet filled fans with dread. He left Real after 35 games, having the rest of his career at Malaga, and retired in 2006.

#9 Julien Faubert

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Considered the most bizarre transfer move in football history, Julien Faubert join the white team on a half-season loan from West Ham. In 6 months in Madrid, Faubert played two games, and the highlights of his loan were a missed training session and when he was taken a photo of being asleep on the bench during a game.

#8 Dejan Petkovic

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Given the nickname ‘Rambo’, Dejan Petkovic moved to Real from Red Star Belgrade in 1995. He never really had a chance at Real. After just a handful of games, he was shipped out on loan twice, he actually failed to impress. Petkovic continued his career in different clubs in Brazil and that’s all.

#7 Francisco Villarroya

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For many Los Blancos supporters, Francisco Villarroya should never really have been a Real Madrid player. He played 83 games and never proved he was the best choice for any position. The arrival of Roberto Carlos spelled the end for Villarroya at Real. He later went back to playing for more modest teams in Spain, retiring after a spell with second division Badajoz.

#6 Jaime Sanchez Fernandez

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Jaime Sanchez Fernandez (simply known as 'Jaime'), joined Real Madrid from Madrid-based minnows, Alcala. He played regularly for both Real’s B and C teams and even never stepped up to the A team.

#5 Carlos Secretario

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Carlos Secretario won 18 titles with Porto and 3 with Real Madrid, as well as 35 caps for Portugal. Still, his time at the Bernabeu was simply forgettable. He was regarded as a liability and replaced by Christian Panicci in the same transfer window he had signed. Carlos played 13 games for Real and was remembered for catching a rabbit that had found its way onto the pitch.

#4 Perica Ognjenovic

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Another player who had a difficult time in Madrid is Perica Ognjenovic. Like Petkovic, Ognjenovic came to the capital from Red Starr Belgrade, where he scored just 19 goals in 78 games and failed to score in his 8 caps for Yugoslavia.
His time at the Bernabeu was a disaster. He made just 30 appearances for the club, most from the bench, and failed to score a single goal. After that, he went on to become a journeyman, playing in China, France, Malaysia, Greece, and Serbia.

#3 Edwin Congo

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Known as an emerging star in his country Colombia, he scored 30 in 110 games and won his first international cap, and was snapped up by Real Madrid. However, he failed to make a single Laliga appearance after spending 3 years in Madrid. He later went on to have unimpressive spells with the likes of Levante and Sporting Gijon and scored just three goals in 17 caps for Colombia.

#2 Royston Drenthe

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Royston Drenthe, still just 20, was given a taste of first-team football, Real Madrid. After five years at Real, and now in his mid-20s, Drenthe seemed to have regressed as a footballer. La Liga and Premier League loan moves had both ended in failure and he had scored only 4 goals and made only 4 assists in 65 games for Real.

#1 Predrag Spasic

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The name Predrag Spasic will still give Real Madrid fans nightmares. Spasic joined Real in 1990, this time from Partizan. The Los Blancos were looking for some steel and fortitude to the Real Madrid defense, but the center-back was a calamity.
As a result, he spent just a single season with Real, playing 22 league games and being largely hated by his own supporters for much of that time. He continued his career in La Liga after his Real departure, playing for Osasuna and Marbella, before returning to Serbia.
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