Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. Founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the club has traditionally worn a white home kit since its inception. The honorific title “real” is Spanish for “royal” and was bestowed upon the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown on the emblem. Real Madrid have played their home matches in the 81,044-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in downtown Madrid since 1947.
Real Madrid is one of the most successful clubs in the history of football. They have won a record 35 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey trophies, and 12 Supercopa de España titles. They have also won a record 14 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 UEFA Europa League titles, 5 UEFA Super Cup titles, and 4 FIFA Club World Cups.
Real Madrid is considered to be one of the “Big Three” clubs in Spanish football, along with FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is known as “El Clásico” and is considered to be one of the most important derbies in world football.
Real Madrid is also one of the most valuable clubs in the world. In 2023, they were valued at €3.98 billion by Deloitte.
Here are some of Real Madrid’s most famous players:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Alfredo Di Stéfano
- Zinédine Zidane
- Ferenc Puskás
- Raúl González
- Karim Benzema
Real Madrid is a club with a rich history and a worldwide fan base. They are known for their attacking style of play and their ability to win trophies. Real Madrid is a true giant of European football.