The 53-year-old, with 127 strikes, is the capital club's most prolific goalscoring defender. More than a hundred of these goals came in La Liga, a competition Hierro won five times.
Quite impressively, Hierro netted an astounding 21 times in the 1991-92 edition of the competition. However, Real Madrid were pipped to the La Liga title by Johan Cruyff's Barcelona by a solitary point.
The three-time Champions League winner donned the Real Madrid jersey more than 600 times across 14 seasons. Hierro was also versatile enough to play as a sweeper and defensive midfielder.
2. Sergio Ramos
Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is one of the game's premier goalscoring defenders.
A centre-back by trade, the 35-year-old (101) is only the second defender ever to score over 100 goals for the capital club, doing so in over 650 games. He was a force to be reckoned with at both ends of the pitch, thanks to his aerial ability and set-piece prowess.
The five-time La Liga and four-time Champions League winner was also a big-game player for Real Madrid. Ramos, who left Real Madrid last summer, has scored in two Champions League finals, joining an exclusive list of players to do so.
Now at PSG, Ramos has a stellar resume for club and country. Spain's most-capped player is a two-time European Championship and one-time FIFA World Cup winner.
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