The ‘BBC’ Trio; are one of the most important three lettered acronyms in the history of Real Madrid Football Club. It was the start of a show presented by the trio of Benzema-Bale- Ronaldo.
The beautiful game has seen so many trios who have created magic over their careers playing together be it Messi, Neymar, Suarez or Xavi, Iniesta, Messi.
We have been delighted and honored to have seen the greats do it day in and day out as a core unit and today will be no different as we speak about BBC of Real Madrid.
The acronym stands for the attacking players of Real Madrid in Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo; who forged one of sport’s ultimate trios and created history for the Los Blancos.
It all started in 2013, when the Welshman in Gareth Bale signed for Real Madrid. The signing was not only a start of things to come but no one could have ever imagined that it would be the start of domination for the Los Blancos in European Football.
Bale from the right, Cristiano from the left and Benzema as the striker up front turned out to be one of the greatest ever trios to have stepped foot on the sacred pitch.
Together, the BBC trio won 1 Spanish Super Cup, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 3 FIFA Club World Cups, 1 La Liga title and an unimaginable 4 Champions League trophies.
Such was the domination from the trio that it not only gained them recognition but also won them many accolades as a unit.
The trio bond created a winning mentality for Los Blancos under Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane, who were the managers during their time from 2013-2018.
Let us look at the five-year journey of one of the most phenomenal Trio’s in the history of Real Madrid.
The first season for the Trio was an immense success for the trio and Real Madrid as the trio scored a total of 97 goals.
Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo scored 22,24 and 51 goals each along with providing 19, 16 and 17 assists each to bring glory to Los Blancos.
Their thrilling combination and execution coupled with their goal scoring ability was vital in Real Madrid winning the historic 10th Champions League title (La Decima).
They also won the Copa Del Rey that season and came 3rd in the La Liga standings.
Ronaldo was the top scorer in the domestic league as well as the Champions League with 31 and 17 goals respectively.
The trio were again a joy to watch in the season as they notched up 100 goals together. Ronaldo scored 61 of them while Bale and Benzema captured 17 and 22 goals respectively.
Real Madrid could not win any titles that year as they finished runners up in La Liga followed by Round of 16 exit in the Copa Del Rey.
They were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus at the penultimate hurdle in their bid to retain the crown.
However, Los Blancos won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in that season to term it a decent season.
The assist count also was in check as Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo poured in with important goal involvements of 12,15 and 23 assists each.
In this season, Real Madrid were back to winning ways as they won their 11th Champions League title with BBC playing a crucial role once again.
Real Madrid could not win the La Liga or the Copa Del Rey but were still a force to reckon with.
Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo continued their marvels with 28, 19, 51 goals to their name along with a total of 38 assists provided by them.
Their consistency helped Real Madrid become a well-oiled machine and there was more in store.
This trio were once again successful in helping Los Blancos to winning a 12th Champions League title, a La Liga title along with a Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Bale was injured for a major part of this season and hence was not a chief contributor in the success of Real Madrid as he could manage only 9 goals and 6 assists in that season.
It was Ronaldo and Benzema, who continued on their merry way with support from Modric and Kroos.
The Portuguese finished his season with 42 goals and 12 assists while Benzema scored 19 and provided for 8 goals in his season.
This was the first time the workload was shifted to the other two due to Gareth Bale’s absence.
In their last season together, Real Madrid captured a mindboggling 13th Champions League title along with the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in which once again the trio played a key role.
The Frenchman scored 12 goals and provided for 11 while Bale and Ronaldo were on target 21 and 44 times with 7 and 8 assists to their names as the trio capped off their last season with 77 goals.
The trio was done away with when Ronaldo decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus at the end of the 2017/18 season.
Gareth Bale’s injuries and frictions with the manager began to spring up and the Welshman was soon being dropped from the starting lineup.
Bale finally left Real Madrid for Tottenham on a season long loan for the 2020/21 season.
Benzema continues to help taking Real Madrid to the top with support from the newbies in Asensio, Casemiro along with able support from Modric, Kroos.
The trio racked up 442 goals during their five year blitz at Real Madrid and brought joy and smiles in abundance to not only fans of Real Madrid but also world football as they set the stage on fire.
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