The Spanish clubs have made the headlines this summer by doing all the big businesses in this transfer window. At the beginning of the transfer window, Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard for £88million, then Barcelona and Atletico Madrid eclipsed that price-tag by landing two big players. Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United also showed their […]
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.
It’s exactly six months that Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois dumped Chelsea for Real Madrid after signing a six-year contract deal with the Spanish giants in a deal worth £31.5m Courtois’ move to Santiago Bernabeu didn’t come as a surprise to Chelsea fans due to the goalie’s behavior towards new deal that was proposed by the […]
Yesterday’s Champions League round-16 fixture saw Manchester United crumbled to a 2-0 home defeat to Paris St-German who played without their influential strikers Neymar and Edison Cavani. Goals from Presnel Kimpembe(53rd minute) and Kylian Mbappe (60tth minute) were enough for the Les Parisiens’ to record an important away win. In other game of the day, […]
Real Madrid are reportedly looking into signing Chelsea forward Eden Hazard while there in a reported interest in the Blues left-back Marcos Alonso as well. Even though the Spaniard is having a rather odd season at Stamford Bridge, it seems he has admirer at Santiago Bernabeu as a summer move is reported by AS. The […]
Atletico Madrid will play host to Real Madrid on Saturday afternoon in a derby that prove to be a scintillating encounter. Match Preview Real Madrid After coming out unscathed against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Real Madrid face another uphill test on Saturday as they tackle second-place Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. […]
We are set for another derby clash in the Spanish league as Atletico Madrid welcome local rivals Real Madrid to Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Apart from being a game between two arch-rivals, tomorrow’s game is a must-watch for every soccer fans due to interesting questions that can only be answered during the game. These questions […]
The two Spanish sides were in rich goalscoring form prior to yesterday’s game and fans were expecting a game filled with many goals and great skills. Contrary to fans’ expectations, the encounter experienced just two goals — one per club — no thanks to many missed chances from both clubs. Match Review Real Madrid started […]
When you heard of El Classico, what often comes to your mind? Your guess is as good as mine. It’s a fixture between two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. This isn’t just an ordinary game, it’s a fixture accompanied by career-threatening tackles, great skills, long-time rivalries, goals and many other intriguing factors. The first […]
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Espanyol, Sevilla, Real Betis, Girona, Valencia, and Getafe were all in action during the week as each clubs hope to qualify to the next round of the competition. The Los Blancos are through to the semi-finals where they will face arch-rival Barcelona, with the first leg taking place at Santiago Bernabeu. But […]
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 […]