5 German Stars Who Have Impressed in the White of Real Madrid as Toni Kroos Makes 150th Appearance

Following his 150th game for the La Liga and Champions League holders, German international Toni Kroos continues to impress at the Santiago Bernabéu since his move from Bayern Munich in 2014. Now that Kroos has established himself as an integral figure in the Real Madrid dressing room, arsenalwho else before him have donned the white of Madrid with distinctioarsenaln and hailarsenaled from Germany? Arsenal's record £40m signing until recently after Alexandre Lacazette signed in the summer,...

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal's record £40m signing until recently after Alexandre Lacazette signed in the summer, Real Madrid parted way with their playmaker in a questionable move which the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't believe. 

Signed in 2010 following a scintillating World Cup, Mesut Ozil instantly looked at home in La Liga, cutting opponents apart at will with magnificent through balls for the likes of Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Only one La Liga title in a three-year spell justifies his sale, as Real Madrid used the money from his departure to fund a then world-record £85m capture of Gareth Bale.

Bernd Schuster

As a player, after eight impressive seasons at eternal rivals Barcelona, Bernd Schuster made the impossible move to league competitors Real Madrid in an unprecedented transfer that has been done very few times before.

While at the twelve time Champions League winners, the German midfielder lifted two La Liga titles at the expense of his former employees. The tactician later managed Los Blancos for one season, lifting La Liga before stepping down following pressures from the media and board.

Sami Khedira

The Turkish born box-to-box midfielder enjoyed a fruitful spell during a five-year spell at the current La Liga champions after impressing at the 2010 World Cup for Germany. Moving during the same summer as Ozil, the two formed a strong partnership in the middle of the park to compliment each other perfectly in attack.

With one solitary league success in 2012, he failed to make a name for himself with the Madridistas. However, a host of other trophies including two Copa del Rey's earned him a move to Juventus in 2015.

Christoph Metzelder

The 6 ft 4 giant from West Germany spent a successful seven years at BVB before Real Madrid snatched him up in 2007 on a free transfer. While in Madrid, the German centre half helped Los Blancos to one La Liga title and a Supercopa de Espana crown.

After three years where injuries blighted him at his peak, he was then released where he moved back to Germany to join Dortumund's local rivals Schalke.

Bodo Illgner

Bodo Illgner is now a retired goalkeeper but was once a fine shot stopper who featured for FC Koln in the Bundesliga before a five-year stint in the Spanish capital.

In the final days of the summer in 1996, the German shot-stopper who featured 54 times for his country donned the white kit of Real Madrid.

While playing for Los Merengues, he lifted two La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, one Supercopa de Espana and an Intercontinental cup in a highly decorated career at the  Santiago Bernabéu.

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