Real Madrid is one of the top professional football club of Spain which plays in Domestic league La Liga. The club was founded in 1902 & is commonly known as Royal Madrid football club. In Spain, the name real redirects to Royal which was given by the King Alfonso 13 in the year of 1920. So far the club has won 32 times domestic league titles & 9 times the UEFA Champions league trophy. So here is the complete wiki with history, home ground & team squad of Real Madrid football club.
|Full Name||Real Madrid Club de Futbol|
|Date of Formation||6 March 1902 [Madrid Football club]|
|Nicknames||Los Blancos [The Whites]
Los Merengues [The Meringues]
Los Vikingos [The Vikings]
|Home Stadium||Estadio Santiago Bernabeu|
|Current Manager||Carlo Ancelotti|
Real Madrid Football Club History
The game of football in Madrid was introduced in Madrid by the graduates of Oxford & Cambridge university. In the year of 1897, they founded a club which was called as Football Club Sky. Thereafter in the year of 1900, the founded club was divided into Club Espanol de Madrid & Foot-Ball de Madrid.
Then on 6 March 1902, the Madrid FC was officially founded by the new president Juan Padros. In the year of 1905, the club won its first title of Spanish Cup after defeating Athletic Bilbao. Then the king of Spain, Alfonso 13 changed the name of the club to Real Madrid which is called as Royal Madrid.
The domestic football league of the nation i.e. La Liga was formed in 1929, the club the first title of La Liga & in the season of 2012-13, they finished 2nd after the champions Barcelona. The club won by a huge margin against his biggest rivalry by 11-1 the second leg of Semi final of the competition Copa del Generalisimo. The tournament was then renamed to Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid Home Stadium Details
The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is the home ground of Real Madrid. The name of the ground is selected to honor the president Santiago Bernabeu Yeste. On 14 December 1947, the ground was opened for the national & international matches.
Manuel Munoz Monasterio, Luis Alemany Soler, Antonio Lamela are the architect of Santiago Bernabeu. Right now, the home stadium has total capacity of 85,454 & dimensions of 107m x 72m. Real Madrid celebrated its first La Liga title in front of 22,500 audience.
Santiago Bernabeu stated that the ground is not enough to manage the huge of amount audience gathering. Earlier it was designed with a capacity of 120,000 capacity, but it number reductions were made. The reduction was done due to regulation of UEFA to remove stands. The last change was made for increase in 5,000 audience & rose to 85,454.
The home stadium has also hosted lots of big games. The final matches of 1964 UEFA Champions league, 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1957, 1969, 1980 European Cup & 2010 Champions league final. Santiago Bernabeu has its own railway station which is Madrid Metro.
Most Popular Rival Teams of Real Madrid
El Clasico: The Spanish club has two most popular rivalries which are Barcelona & Atletico Madrid. The first rivalry against Barcelona is the El Clasico which is the most popular rivalry of Spain. So far, the Vikings has won 81 games in which the club faced 76 losses & 39 matches are draws. Almost in every season, the El Clasico records the highest audience attendance.
El Derbi Madrileno: Atletico Madrid is second most toughest rivalry of Real Madrid which is also most famous rivalry in Spain. Every match against Atletico Madrid is called as El Derbi Madrileno. Years between 1961 & 1989 are called as Madrid years in which Atletico Madrid was the only club which was the toughest opponent & won La Liga titles in 1966, 1970, 1973 & 1977.
Current Team Squad of The Vikings
|Iker Casillas [C]||Goalkeeper|
|Pepe [Vice Captain]||Defender|
|Sergio Ramos [V-C]||Defender|
|Angel di maria||Midfielder|
Titles, Awards & Honors of Real Madrid
Real Madrid is leading the domestic league competition La Liga with 32 total titles. Also, the club has won 9 times UEFA Champions League. The first 5 tournaments of Champions league were won by the Vikings. Given below is the list of titles won by Real Madrid
Domestic Tournaments 1st & 2nd Place
- La Liga 32 Times Champions & 21 times Runners up
- Copa Del Rey 18 Times Champions & 20 times Runners-up
- Supercopa de Espana 9 times winner & 4 times runner up
- Copa Eva Duarte 1 time winner
- Copa de La Liga 1 time winner & 1 time runner up
European Tournaments 1st & 2nd Place
- UEFA Champions League 9 times winner & 3 times Runner up
- UEFA Cup 2 times winner & 2 times Runner up
- UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup 2 times Runner up
- UEFA Super Cup 1 time winner & 2 times Runners up
Worldwide Tournaments 1st & 2nd Place
- Intercontinental Cup 3 times winner & 2 times Runner ups