In our ninth instalment of this NIVEA Men campaign, we have selected three of Real Madrid's best right-wingers to have played in the 2000s. Vote for whom you think is the best of this trio, and stand a chance to win a replica shirt and a NIVEA Men hamper!
Click through the mini-gallery above to see the three right-winger options for SA's Real Madrid Dream Team!
Option 1: Luis Figo (2000-2005)
After a successful stint with FC Barcelona, Luis Figo became Real Madrid's top transfer target. The former Portugal international moved to the Spanish capital for a then-world record fee of £37 million (R703 million) from the Catalan club. Exceptionally strong, powerful, and a great crosser of the ball, Figo was a winger supreme. In his five years at Los Blancos, he made 245 appearances, scoring 56 goals and assisting a further 93 strikes. The 47-year-old also won the UEFA Champions League, two LaLiga titles, one UEFA Super Cup, and four Spanish Super Cups with Los Blancos.
Option 2: David Beckham (2003-2007)
David Beckham became a Galactico in 2003, after his move from Manchester United. Known for his accurate range of passing, his deadly crosses, and bending free-kicks, he fit into the squad of stars like a glove. At the Santiago Bernabeu, he established himself as one of the leaders in the team and was loved by the Los Blancos faithful. Over his four-year stay at the club, he made 115 appearances, scoring 20 goals and assisting a further 48 strikes. He capped his time at the club by winning one LaLiga title in addition to a Spanish Super Cup.
Option 3: Gareth Bale (2013-present)
Blessed with exceptional pace and a wand of a left foot, Wales captain Gareth Bale joined Real in 2013, costing a mammoth fee of £85.3 million (R1.6 billion). Despite the issues Bale has had with current manager Zinedine Zidane, few can question his place in the club's history books. His sensational goal in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool in Ukraine is one of the many highlights of his Los Blancos career. To date, the right-winger has won four UEFA Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups, four FIFA Club World Cups, one Spanish Super Cup, and one LaLiga title with the Madrid club.
South Africa, the choice is yours! Which right-winger would you like to vote for as part of your Real Madrid Dream Team?
Vote for your favourite 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!