Santiago Bernabéu (1913-1927)
The Spanish forward and legendary figure of Real Madrid, was a lawyer and tax official.
René Petit (1914-1917)
The French midfielder was a Civil Engineer, and for his projects and work in public works, he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit.
Ramón Marsal (1954-1962)
The Spanish midfielder studied Industrial Engineering and after hanging up his boots, he graduated as an Industrial Expert.
José Luis Pérez-Payá (1953-1957)
The Spanish forward graduated in Law and Economic Sciences from the University of Deusto.
Manuel Velázquez (1965-1977)
The Spanish midfielder trained in financial and banking studies.
Rafael Marañón (1970-1974)
The Spanish forward has a degree in Architecture, with a university professorship, he was a professor at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona.
Jose Martinez ‘Pirri’ (1964-1980)
The Spanish midfielder studied Medicine, a degree that he finished in Mexico, during his time at Puebla FC.
Angel of Saints (1979-1985)
The Spanish midfielder studied Economics at the University of Somosaguas.
Miguel Pardeza (1979-1985 and 1986-1987)
The Spanish forward has a degree in Law and Hispanic Philology. He completed his doctoral thesis on the work of César González Ruano. In addition, he has written two books, ‘Torneo’ and ‘Angelópolis’.
Emilio Butragueño (1980-1995)
The Spanish forward has a degree in Economics and Business Sciences. He completed a Master’s Degree in Management of Sports Entities from the University of California (UCLA) and a General Management Program from IESE, at the University of Navarra.
Hugo Sánchez (1985-1992)
The Mexican center forward has a degree in Dentistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Manolo Sanchís (1983-2001)
The Spanish defender has a degree in Business and a Master’s degree in International Business.
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Fernando Redondo (1994-2000)
The Argentine midfielder studied Business. The player put his university studies before going to the 1990 World Cup with Argentina.
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Juan Mata (2006-2007)
The Spanish midfielder graduated from INEF at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He also has Marketing studies.
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Esteban Granero (2004-2007 and 2009-2012)
The Spanish midfielder graduated in Psychology from the Camilo José Cela University.
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Alvaro Arbeloa (2003-2006 and 2004-2016)
The Spanish defender has a degree in journalism from the Camilo José Cela University. He also has Business Studies.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy (2006-2010)
The Dutch forward has studies in Business.
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Javier Hernández ‘Chicharito’ (2014-2015)
The Mexican forward began his International Business degree remotely at the UNIVA Catholic University.
James Rodríguez (2014-2020)
The Colombian midfielder, when he signed for Real Madrid, continued his studies as a Systems Engineer remotely through a program at the National Open and Distance University of Colombia.
Xabi Alonso (2009-2015)
The Spanish midfielder first started studying Industrial Technical Engineering, but changed majors. He studied three years of Business Studies.
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Jesús Vallejo (2015-present)
The Spanish defender began his studies in Law, but changed them to Sports Sciences (INEF).
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Alvaro Odriozola (2018-present)
The Spanish defender has studies in Business Administration and Management.