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Real Madrid CF Football

Full NameReal Madrid Club de Fútbol

Nick NameLos Blancos

Founded1902

GroundSantiago Bernabeu

Team Owner(s)Florentino Perez

Prominent PlayersKarim Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos

Official Websitewww.realmadrid.com/en

Official FBhttp://www.facebook.com/RealMadrid

Official Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realmadrid

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Marco Asensio Willemsen Spain Left 23
Luka Jović Serbia Right 22
Brahim Abdelkader Díaz Spain Left 20
Eden Hazard Belgium Both 28
Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior Brazil Right 19
Rodrygo Silva de Goes Brazil Right 18
Karim Benzema France Both 32
Gareth Frank Bale Wales Left 30
Mariano Díaz Mejía Dominican Republic Right 26
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Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta Uruguay Right 21
Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez Spain Right 27
Carlos Henrique Casimiro Brazil Right 27
Lucas Vázquez Iglesias Spain Right 28
Toni Kroos Germany Both 29
James David Rodríguez Rubio Colombia Left 28
Luka Modrić Croatia Right 34
DEFENDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Raphaël Varane France Right 26
Adrián de la Fuente Barquilla Spain Right 20
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior Brazil Left 31
Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus Spain Right 24
Ferland Mendy France Left 24
José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias Spain Right 29
Daniel Carvajal Ramos Spain Right 27
Éder Gabriel Militão Brazil Right 21
Sergio Ramos García Spain Right 33
GOALKEEPERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Thibaut Courtois Belgium Left 27
Alphonse Areola France Right 26
Diego Altube Suárez Spain - 19
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Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, is a football club based in Madrid, Spain.


Real Madrid History


Real Madrid - Foundation


Real Madrid was founded on 6th March 1902 as ‘Madrid Football Club’ and it wasn't until 1920 that King Alfonso XIII bestowed them with the title of "real" or "royal" in English.


Real Madrid started off great as they won four consecutive Copa del Rey finals from 1905 to 1908 and won their first La-Liga title in 1932. By the outbreak of World War 2 Real Madrid had won 2 La-liga and 7 Copa Del Rey titles.


The post-war period saw Santiago Bernabéu Yeste take over as Real Madrid president. Faced with a difficult task of rebuilding the club, Bernabéu went on to construct a brand new stadium which was later renamed to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in his honour.


Real Madrid - Early Domination


Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás and Francisco Gento were some of the greats who helped Real Madrid win 4 La Ligas and 1 Copa del Rey by the end of 1960s. Los Blancos also claimed the first five European Cups ever organized from 1956 to 1960.


The two decades that followed were glorious for Real Madrid. Los Blancos absolutely dominated the era by claiming 14 La Ligas and 5 Copa del Reys. The year of 1966 saw Madrid add another European Cup to their collection by defeating Partizan Belgrade 2-1 in the final. The decade was closed out on a sour note, with Santiago Bernabéu Yeste passing away in 1978.


In 1985 Real Madrid clenched their first UEFA Cup victory and their first Champions League title in 1998.



Real Madrid logo





The first logo of Real Madrid was a mix of the club’s initials the blue M, C, and F letters written on a white background. On June 29, 1920, Spanish King Alfonso XIII awarded Madrid the title – “Real”, meaning Royal. This reflected on the club’s logo, by the appearance of a crown and has been there ever since.


Real Madrid Slogan - Hala Madrid


The word "Hala" is of Arabic origin, since Spain was conquered by the Arabs hundreds of years ago. The essence of "Hala Madrid" is the emotion, it’s like saying "Onward Madrid" or "Go Madrid". It is basically just a way of supporters to show their respect for the players and the team. It is also to encourage the Players in times of hardship.


Real Madrid President - Florentino Perez





Florentino Pérez Rodríguez, born on 8 March 1947 is a Spanish businessman, civil engineer, former politician, and the current president of Real Madrid, as well as the Chairman and CEO of ‘Group ACS’, a civil engineering company. He took charge as Real Madrid’s president in 2000 and has since been associated with some of the biggest moves in the footballing world.


Real Madrid Manager - Zidane





Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former professional football player from France and the current manager of Real Madrid. As a player Zidane was arguably one of the best ever.

Having won various individual accolades through his mesmerising plays Zidane has earned quite a reputation over the years.


Zidane joined Real Madrid as their manager in January 2016 and won an unprecedented three consecutive Champion league titles with Los Blancos before resigning in May 2018.

Real Madrid then saw two new managers Lopetegui and Solari, but their spells were thoroughly disappointing and they were soon replaced by Zidane who signed for Los Blancos once again in 2019.


Real Madrid Stadium - Santiago Bernabeu





The official stadium of Real Madrid is the Santiago Bernabeu’ located in Madrid, Spain. It has been the home stadium of the Real Madrid ever since its completion in 1947 and has seen its fair share of footballing marvel.


Real Madrid New Stadium


Los Blancos have announced that they will be renovating the stadium at the end of the 2019-20 season. Real Madrid will add a retractable roof to the new Bernabeu as well as a revamped facade to enhance its appearance. It will also have a 360-degree video screen and a new seating section, though its capacity is expected to remain at about 80,000.


Los Blancos


Los Blancos in English translates to ‘The Whites’. It describes the club's all white primary kit, as it has been since the club’s inception and if for sure one of the most iconic and easily recognisable jerseys in world football.



Real Madrid trophies


Real Madrid La Liga Titles (33)





Real Madrid has been a dominant force in world football ever since its inception and currently holds the record for the most La-Liga titles with 33 trophies in its cabinet.


Real Madrid won the La-liga in the following Years :


DecadesTitles
1930's1932, 1933
1950's1954, 1955, 1957, 1958,
1960's1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970's1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979
1980's1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990's1990, 1995, 1997
2000's2001, 2003, 2007, 2008
2010's2012, 2017


Real Madrid Copa del Rey Titles (19)





Real Madrid has been one of Spain’s top clubs for almost a century and has been crowned the Copa Del Rey champion for a total of 19 times in the following Years :


DecadesTitles
1900's1905, 1906, 1907, 1908
1910's1917
1930's1934, 1936
1940's1946, 1947
1960's1962
1970's1970, 1974, 1975
1980's1980, 1982, 1989
1990's1993
2010's2011, 2014


Real Madrid Champions League Titles (13)





Real Madrid is the most successful in the Champions League history with a record 13 titles to its name having won them in the following seasons:


Champions leagueScoreOpponentsVenues
1955–564-3ReimsParis
1956–572-0FiorentinaMadrid
1957–583-2MilanBrussel
1958–592-0ReimsStuggart
1959–607-3Eintrach FrankfurtGlasgow
1965–662-1PartizanBrussel
1997–981-0JuventusAmsterdam
1999–20003-0ValenciaSaint - Denis
2001–022-1Bayern leverkusenGlasgow
2013–144-1Atletico MadridLisbon
2015–161-1 (5-3 pen)Atletico MadridMilan
2016–174-1JuventusCardiff
2017–183-1LiverpoolKiev



Real Madrid Fans





Real Madrid’s loyal fan base has been thoroughly supportive towards the team’s efforts through thick and thin, and is one of the largest and oldest in world football.


These supporters are sometimes called Madridistas, Los Merengues, Los Blancos or even the White Army.


Real Madrid - All Time Top Scorer.


Cristiano Ronaldo - 450 Goals






With 450 Real Madrid Goals to his name the Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the Club’s All Time Top Scorer. Ronaldo joined Real madrid in 2009 and Since then he proved to be a Goal scoring Machine for the Los Blancos and overtook Raul, who was previously all time top scorer for Real Madrid, in 2015 to become the highest Goal scorer (450) in the club's history.



Real Madrid Training ground





Real Madrid’s training complex is known as the ‘Ciudad Real Madrid’ and is located outside Madrid near the Barajas airport in Valdebebas. The complex is a replacement for the old ‘Ciudad Deportiva’ which served as the club’s training ground until 2003.


Real Madrid record transfers


Real Madrid has been associated with some of the top transfers in the game, some of which are:


PlayerYearFromFee
Gareth Bale13/14Spurs£90.90m
Eden Hazard19/20Chelsea£90.00m
Cristiano Ronaldo09/10Man Utd£84.60m
Zinédine Zidane01/02Juventus£69.75m
James Rodríguez14/15Monaco£67.50m


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