El Clásico

Rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

El Clásico (English: The Classic, Catalan: El clàssic[1]) is a football match between two Spanish rival football clubs, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, in the Spanish football league La Liga. It is one of the most famous football matches in the world.[2]


The rival match is also well-known due to its history. Historically, Catalonia was oppressed and disrespected by the dictatorship. Thus, the only way the citizens could take revenge to the government was to defeat the football club representing Madrid (the capital city and the central government in Spain). FC Barcelona led in Official Matches 96 wins to 95 Real Madrid.


Currently, the records for both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are one of the top football clubs in the world.

Real Madrid has won: 32 La Liga titles, 19 Copa Espana titles, 2 UEFA cup titles, 13 Champions League titles and 3 Intercontinental Cups.

FC Barcelona has won: 25 La Liga titles, 30 Copa Espana titles, 4 Cup Winners cup titles, 5 Champions League titles and 3 FIFA Club World Cups.[3]


  1. "Kaká: 'El clàssic serà diferent de tots els partits que he jugat'". El Periódico de Catalunya. 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
  2. Site about El Clasico
  3. Site about Real Madrid and FC Barcelona (Korean)