In our sixth instalment of this NIVEA Men campaign powered by LaLiga, we have selected three of Real Madrid's most dynamic left-backs to have played in the 2000s for you to choose from. Vote for whom you think is the best left-back, and stand a chance to win a replica shirt!
Click through the gallery above to see the three left-back options for SA's Real Madrid Dream Team!
Option One: Roberto Carlos (1996-2007)
The Brazilian joined Real after a short but impressive stint at Inter Milan. Known for his fierce left foot and his pace, he will always be remembered by the Los Blancos faithful. At his peak, the club legend was recorded running 100 metres in 10.9 seconds. He was also recorded hitting the ball at an incredible 140km/h. In addition to these staggering statistics, he made 370 appearances, scored 48 goals and assisted 52 further strikes. Winning three UEFA Champions League titles, four LaLiga trophies, a FIFA World Cup (2002) and a UEFA Super Cup, the Brazilian is a Real Madrid legend and a football icon.
Option Two: Fabio Coentrao (2011-2018)
Known for his great pace and wonderful ability to overlap and deliver teasing crosses, the Portuguese formed part of the Galacticos part II squad (2009-2016). By the time he left to join Monaco on loan in 2015, he had made 106 appearances for the Spanish giants, setting up 11 goals and scoring one himself. Boasting two UEFA Champions League titles, two LaLiga trophies and two UEFA Super Cups in his Los Blancos career, he was considered among the best fullbacks in Europe. Did you know that his yacht saved 15 stranded fishermen off the Aveiro coast? The yacht, named after his daughter, came to the rescue of the men after their boat had begun to sink.
Option Three: Marcelo (2007-present)
A current Real star, the Brazilian has been incredibly consistent during his time at the club. Marcelo is 14th on the all-time Los Blancos appearances list, and after making his debut in 2007 against Deportivo La Coruna, he has not really looked back. Having recorded an incredible 91 assists for the club thus far, it's clear he does more than just defend. Signed for €6.5 million (R107 million) from Fluminense, he was deemed overpriced at the tender age of 18. Looking back, however, that figure looks like pocket change for a world-class fullback.
South Africa, the choice is yours! Which left-back would you like to vote for to be part of your Real Madrid Dream Team?
Vote for your left-back in the poll below to enter the draw!
Remember, by voting, you are automatically entered into the competition to win a NIVEA Men hamper worth R1 000 as well as a replica Real Madrid jersey!