Real Madrid CF

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Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, sometimes known as Real Madrid, is a Spanish football club from Madrid, Spain. It was started in 1902 and competes in La Liga (the Spanish top league). The "Real" in the club's name is Spanish for "royal", because it was blessed by the King of Spain in 1920.

Real Madrid
Full nameReal Madrid Club de Fútbol[1]
Nickname(s)Los Blancos (The Whites)
Los Merengues (The Meringues)
Los Vikingos (The Vikings)[2]
La Casa Blanca (The White House)[3]
Founded6 March 1902; 121 years ago (1902-03-06)
as Madrid Football Club[4]
GroundEstadio Santiago Bernabéu
Capacity81,044[5]
PresidentFlorentino Pérez
Head coachCarlo Ancelotti
LeagueLa Liga
2020–21La Liga, 2nd of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Real Madrid's players celebrating their 2008 Supercopa de España victory.

Real Madrid has won La Liga 34 times and the Copa del Rey (King's Cup) 19 times, the most out of any team in the league. It has also won the UEFA Champions League a record 14 times and the UEFA Cup twice.

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. In June 2017, the team succeeded in becoming the first club to win the Champions League twice in a row. In 2018, Madrid made history by becoming the first club in recent history to win the Champions League three times in a row. They beat Liverpool F.C. 3–1 in the final.[6][7]

Since it began, Real Madrid has since spent all of its history in La Liga, and has never been relegated down to a lower level. This shows how strong they have been just to stay in the top flight of Spanish football. In the 1940s, the club, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the Ciudad Deportiva were rebuilt after the Spanish Civil War. The club became a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s. In the 1980s, the club had one of the best teams in Spain and Europe (known as La Quinta del Buitre). They had won two UEFA Cups, five Spanish championships in a row, one Spanish cup and three Spanish Super Cups.

The club has bought many footballers, including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Owen, and Kaká. The most expensive player is Gareth Bale who was bought for 85.3 million pounds from Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

The club's traditional home colours are all white. Its crest has been changed several times in attempts to modernise or re-brand. The current crest is a modified version of the one first adopted in the 1920s. Real's home stadium is the 81,044 capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, where it has played since 1947. Unlike most European football clubs, Real Madrid's members (socios) have owned and operated the club since it was opened. Real is the world's most valuable club.[8] Real Madrid has won 34 La Liga titles.

Rivalries change

El Clásico change

There is a strong rivalry between the two strongest teams in La Liga, which are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, where the game between them is known as "El Clásico" ("The Classic").

Madrid Derby change

The club's nearest neighboring club is Atlético Madrid, and matches between them are known as "Madrid Derby". A strong rivalry is shared between fans of both teams.

Current Squad change

Current Squad change

As of February 14 2024

Position Nation Name
GK Belgium Thibaut Courtois
GK Ukraine Andriy Lunin
GK Spain Kepa Arrizabalaga
DF Austria David Alaba
DF Brazil Éder Militão
DF Germany Antonio Rüdiger
DF Spain Fran Garcia
DF France Ferland Mendy
MF Eduardo Camavinga
MF Aurélien Tchouaméni
MF Uruguay Federico Valverde
DF Spain Dani Carvajal
MF Lucas Vazquez
MF Dani Ceballos
FW Brazil Vinícius Júnior
FW Rodrygo
FW Uruguay Alvaro Rodriguez
FW France Kylian Mbappé*
*Rumour

Honours change

Real Madrid CF honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic La Liga[9] 35 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20 , 2021-22
Copa del Generalísimo/Copa del Rey[9][10] 20 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1917, 1934, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2022/23
Supercopa de España[9][11] 13 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2017, 2019–20, 2021-22, 2023-24
Copa Eva Duarte 1 1947
Copa de la Liga[9] 1 1985
Continent European Cup/UEFA Champions League[9] 14 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
UEFA Cup[9][12] 2 1984–85, 1985–86
UEFA Super Cup[9] 5 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2022
Worldwide Intercontinental Cup[9][13] 3s 1960, 1998, 2002
FIFA Club World Cup[9] 5 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2023
  •   record
  • S shared record

League position change

Season League Position
2000/01 La Liga Champions
2001/02 La Liga 3rd
2002/03 La Liga Champions
2003/04 La Liga 4th
2004/05 La Liga 2nd
2005/06 La Liga 2nd
2000/07 La Liga Champions
2007/08 La Liga Champions
2008/09 La Liga 2nd
2009/10 La Liga 2nd
2010/11 La Liga 2nd
2011/12 La Liga Champions
2012/13 La Liga 2nd
2013/14 La Liga 3rd
2014/15 La Liga 2nd
2015/16 La Liga 2nd
2016/17 La Liga Champions
2017/18 La Liga 3rd
2018/19 La Liga 3rd
2019/20 La Liga Champions
2020/21 La Liga 2nd
2021/22 La Liga Champions
2022/23 La Liga 2nd

Contracts

Player Earn
Joselu 2.500.000 millones de euros
Dani Carvajal 9.000.000 millones de euros
Lucas Vázquez 3 millones netos
Lunin 392,080 euros
David Alaba 19,47 millones de euros brutos
Jesus Vallejo 1,990,560 millones de euros
Nacho 3 millones de euros
Toni Kroos 1,1 millones de euros
Eden Hazard 25,5 millones de euros
Neymar 100 millones de euros
Modric 11 millones de euros
Camavinga 4 millones de euros
Mendy 4,5 millones de euros
Vinicius 9 millones de euros al año
TOTAL 180,852,640 €

Former position change


Reserve Team change

Most expensive players change

Player From Transfer Fee
(£ millions)[14][15]
Transfer Fee ( millions) Date Ref
1   Eden Hazard   Chelsea £89 €100 June 2019 [16]
  Gareth Bale   Tottenham Hotspur £86 €100 September 2013 [17]
3   Cristiano Ronaldo   Manchester United £80 €96 June 2009 [18]
4   Zinedine Zidane   Juventus £46.6 €76 July 2001 [19]
5   James Rodríguez   Monaco £63 €75 July 2014 [20]
6   Kaká   Milan £56 €67 June 2009 [21]
7   Luís Figo   Barcelona £37 €62 July 2000 [22]
8   Luka Jović   Eintracht Frankfurt £52.4 €60 June 2019 [23]
9   Éder Militão   Porto £43 €50 July 2019 [24]
10   Ferland Mendy   Lyon £42.7 €48 June 2019 [25]
11  Neymar  PSG 100 millones de euros 100 millones de euros Agosto 2023
12  Jude Bellingham  Borussia Dortmund 150 millones de euros Agosto 2023

References change

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