After Eden Hazard has official joining Real Madrid in a reported €100 million deal, many expect the Belgian superstar to receive Cristiano Ronaldo’s No.7 shirt – here are Los Blancos best No.7s in history.
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Hazard will only be officially unveiled as new Real ‘Galactico’ on Thursday 13 June. The club announced mega deal on Friday but are yet to reveal his shirt number.
However, widespread reports suggest Hazard will take over the iconic No.7 shirt, which was worn by Mariano Diaz last season.
The striker could never fill the gap left by Ronaldo, who had worn it for nine years at Santiago Bernabeu, and is expected to vacate his shirt number for the arrival.
Ronaldo netted 450 goals in 438 games before joining Juventus, and replaced Raul Gonzalez Blanco as Real’s all-time top scorer.
The Spaniard, too, wore the prestigious No.7 shirt for the Spanish giants, scoring 324 goals in 741 appearances for the club.
Real’s first real superstar in the No.7 was Raymond Kopa, who wore the number in the late 50s. Despite spending just three years at the club, he lifted two LaLiga titles and three European Champions Cups at Santiago Bernabeu.
You can see more famous Los Blancos players who’ve worn the No.7 shirt in the gallery and let us know whether you believe Hazard can finally fill the gap left by Ronaldo!