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Top 5 Facts About El Clasico: The Greatest Rivalry in Football

There are several rivalries in football, like City vs United, Arsenal vs Liverpool, and Milan vs PSG, but all of them look short against the greatest rivalry in football, El Clasico. It is a clash between two of the biggest giants in football, which has always produced hardcore results. It’s not just a clash of two Spanish cities; it’s also a clash of football heritage. So let’s take a look at the top 5 facts about El Clasico.

Top 5 Facts About El Clasico: The Greatest Rivalry in Football

1. More than 250 El Clasico clashes:

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have faced each other on more than 250 occasions, and it is a tight battle for wins between them. Barcelona has won 100 matches against them, whereas Real Madrid has won 103 matches against them. Leaving that aside, a total of 52 contests ended in draws, with over 400 goals scored by each team.

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Real Madrid

vs Barcelona







426 Goals scored



2. Sergio Busquets has made the most appearances in El Clasico

The Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has made a total of 48 appearances, which is the most by any player in El Clasico. Only three matches short, the Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, and the ‘GOAT’ of football, Lionel Messi, come with 45 appearances each.

Rank Player El Clasico appearances
1 Sergio Busquets 48
2 Sergio Ramos 45
2 Lionel Messi 45
4 Karim Benzema 43
5 Xavi Hernandez 42


3. Lionel Messi is the all-time top scorer and assists leader in El Clasico

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has scored 26 goals and provided 14 assists in total in all the El Clasico matches. In those 26 goals, he has scored hat-tricks on two different occasions. He is way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and other players who have scored 18 or fewer goals.

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4. Sergio Ramos holds the most yellow cards and red cards in El Clasico

The Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, has gotten 22 yellow cards and 5 red cards in all the El Clasico matches. He has played a crucial role in stopping the Barcelona attackers from scoring, and as a result, he has collected the most cards in El Clasico.

5. Real Madrid holds the record for the biggest El Clasico victory

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona by 11-1 during their 1943 face-off. It was the second leg of the Cop Del Rey semi-finals, and they kicked the hell out of Barcelona. They scored 11 goals, which was equivalent to the players on the pitch for Barcelona.

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Nikhil Lopes
Nikhil Lopes
Hello Everyone, I am Nikhil Lopes, working as the Content Editor for The Sportslite. I am a Sports Addict and love to watch & Write about them.

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