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.[5][6][7] The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world.[8] 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.[9][10][11]

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.[12] 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,[13] and received the FIFA Centennial Order of Merit on 20 May 2004.[14] 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.

Sergio Ramos drops exit hint on Instagram

Sergio Ramos transfer

Real Madrid’s and Spain international Sergio Ramos has set many tongues rolling over his own long-term future with the Champions League holders following their Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Juventus. Gareth Bale netted a stunning volley in the Los Blancos’ 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat of the reigning Serie A champions, while Marco Asensio scored a […]

Report: Real Madrid considering approach for Inter Milan’s €110m-rated

Mauro Icardi - Football Weeks

Real Madrid are reportedly considering move for Inter Milan and Argentine striker Mauro Icardi as a potential replacement for Karim Benzema this summer. This report is according to Spanish news publication Don Balon that claims there appears to be a new situation going on at Santiago Bernabeu after the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus […]

End of an era: Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus

It has now been made official. Cristiano Ronaldo has joins Juventus in a stunning £99.2 million transfer from Real Madrid, worth a reported £26.5 million a season. According to the Real legend, he calls time on his historic nine years professional career at the Santiago Bernabeu by venturing to Italy with Juventus. BREAKING: @realmadrid have […]

Real Madrid “needs a change” – Zinedine Zidane reveals reason for quitting

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane spoke in a press conference on Thursday afternoon to announce his decision to resign as Real Madrid head coach. The Frenchman explained that Los Blancos “needs a change” after winning three consecutive Champions League titles. Zidane explained his reasons with Real president Florentino Pérez seated next to him who had a surprised look […]

Man Utd’s hopes of agreeing deal for Real Madrid forward hit stumbling block

Manchester United’s hopes of agreeing a deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale have hit a major stumbling block, with the Telegraph reporting that Bayern Munich have entered the race for his signature. In the aftermath of Real’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool, the 28-year-old hinted he could depart the Santiago Bernabeu this summer […]

Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich | Three things we learned from Real’s 4-3 aggregate victory

Sven Ulreich mistake cost Bayern with much loss

Real Madrid reached their third consecutive Champions League final after beating off a strong Bayern Munich side in Tuesday’s semis. Jupp Heynckes‘ men lost 4-3 on aggregate but put up a fantastic fight and came close to going through themselves. Ulreich‘s mistake cost Bayern dearly Bayern’s man between the sticks, Sven Ulreich, had been in […]

Blow for Arsenal as deal with Real Madrid for 31-year-old is ruled out

Real Madrid's Keylor Navas

Real Madrid shot-stopper Keylor Navas has refuted reports linking him with an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Spanish outlet Don Balon say Arsenal are keen on his signature. The 31-year-old has been criticised for some below-par performances this season but admitted he wants to commit his long-term future with the European champions. In […]