Arsenal are preparing a swoop to sign Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez as a replacement for Mesut Ozil. James is currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and he’s currently 18 months into a two-year loan with the Bundesliga giants. Despite being an integral part of the Colombian team at the Russian […]
Category: Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈal maˈðɾið ˈkluβ ðe ˈfuðβol]; Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real outside Spain frontiers,[note 1] is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.
Founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the club has traditionally worn a white home kit since inception. The word Real is Spanish for Royal and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem. The team has played its home matches in the 81,044-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in downtown Madrid since 1947. Unlike most European sporting entities, Real Madrid’s members (socios) have owned and operated the club throughout its history.
The club was estimated to be worth €3.24 billion ($3.65 billion) in 2015, and in the 2014–15 season it was the world’s highest-earning football club, with an annual revenue of €577 million. The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world. Real Madrid is one of three founding members of the Primera División that have never been relegated from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona. The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably El Clásico with Barcelona and El Derbi with Atlético Madrid.
Real Madrid established itself as a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s, winning five consecutive European Cups and reaching the final seven times. This success was replicated in the league, where the club won five times in the space of seven years. This team, which consisted of players such as Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Francisco Gento and Raymond Kopa, is considered by some in the sport to be the greatest team of all time.
In domestic football, the club has won a record 32 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, nine Supercopa de España, a Copa Eva Duarte, and a Copa de la Liga. In international football, the club has won a record 11 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, a joint record three Intercontinental Cups, two UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, and two FIFA Club World Cups.
Real Madrid was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 11 December 2000, and received the FIFA Centennial Order of Merit on 20 May 2004. The club was also awarded Best European Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS on 11 May 2010 and leads the current UEFA club rankings.
Tottenham Hotspur are on top of their game so far in the Premier League this season and currently sit second in the ranking table. Over the past four years, Tottenham’s boss Mauricio Pochettino has slowly built and managed his team on a limited budget with Davinson Sanchez the Argentine’s most expensive signing as Spurs boss. […]
According to reports, Arsenal are looking forward to seal a transfer deal with James Rodriguez as a replacement for Mesut Ozil. The report is according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, which claims the Colombia No. 10 would be very much pleased about the possibility of joining the North London club. The Gunners boss Unai […]
Julen Lopetegui was sacked after he failed to meet the standards of Real Madrid. Now Santiago Solari has taken charge and is expected to do well at the Bernabeu. He already won 4 straight victories for Madrid as their interim manager. However, it will be tough for Solari to meet the expectations of fans who […]
Real Madrid has appointed Santiago Solari as their permanent head coach. He took over as the interim-manager of Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui was sacked following the humiliating defeat against Barcelona. However, he got the position as the permanent head coach of the club after giving impressive results. As interim manager, Solari won four consecutive […]
It was hard to see how Julen Lopetegui could save his job after Real Madrid suffered a 5-1 thrashing against Barcelona at Camp Nou. His side was already suffering in the league with no victory for them after the Espanyol game but the amazing hat-trick by Luis Suarez for an emphatic Barcelona victory made sure […]
The first phase of the 2018/19 EL Classico at Nou Camp between Barcelona and Real Madrid ended in a shocking 5-1 mauling of 13th-time Champions League holders. This were courtesy of an early goal by former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho before Luis Suarez finds the net three times and a last-minute goal from Arturo Vidal. Aside this last El Clasico, […]
Eden Hazard is currently the most valuable player for Chelsea. He has been serving the team with his speed, creativity and dribbling skills for years now. Many coaches and players have even compared him to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And currently, he is in the form of his life. In his 10 appearances so […]
Could be true, might be rumour or speculations. But if reports bear fruits, Manchester City aren’t just satisfied with running rampant in the Premier league but are set to take Euro in a storm with the signing of Kylian Mbappé to the Etihad. Without any doubts, there’s arguably no hotter property in world football as […]
The road to winning a fourth successive Champions League begins for Real Madrid on Wednesday night night, at home as they welcome Italian giants AS Roma. The three-time Champions League winners have benefitted from qualifiable group stage draw and they should have no problem making it to the knock-out stages even with one or two […]