Basic Info:

Full Name: Real Madrid Club de Futbol

Nick Names: Los Blancos (The Whites), Los Merengues (The Meringues), Los Vikingos (The Vikings)

Founded on: 6th March, 1902 as Madrid Football Club

Home Ground: Camp Nou, Barcelona (Spain)

Capacity: 85, 454

Current President: Florentino Perez

Current Manager: Zinedine Zidane

League plays in: La Liga

Number of La Liga wins: 33

Official Website: realmadrid.com/en

Introduction

Real Madrid Club de Futbol (or Real Madrid) is a professional football club which is based in Madrid, Spain. The club was founded in 1902 which was originally named as Madrid Football club. Club players traditionally wear White colored kit and that is why they are fondly called by their fans as ‘Los Blancos’ or The Whites in English. The club had included the royal crown of the then King of Spain King Alfonso XIII in the year 1920 on their emblem.

Although the Real Madrid logo was changed seven times in its history of 112 years of existence, first in 1902, then in 1908, 1920, 1931, 1941, 1997 and last in 2001 which is its current logo.

Unlike other clubs of Europe, the Real Madrid is not owned by any business man or it doesn’t hold any shares in any stock market but it is owned by the fans of Real Madrid, which are called ‘Socios’ in Spanish. The socios choose a president to run the club.

The club currently enjoys the tag of being the richest football club of the world with having an annual turnover of 577 million Euros. The value of the Real Madrid team is worth 3.24 billion Euros.

The club has produced some of the fantastic international players who have served not only the club, but also the national team, Spain with equal ability.

Major Rivals of Real Madrid in La Liga

  • Atheletic Bilbao
  • Barcelona
  • El Clasico
  • El Derbi madrilène
  • Athletico Madrid

Major Titles won

  • La Liga – 33
  • Copas del Rey – 19
  • Supercopas de Espana – 10
  • Copa Eva Duarte – 1
  • Copa de la Liga – 1
  • European Cup/UEFA Champions League – 12
  • UEFA Cup – 2
  • UEFA Super Cup – 4
  • International Cup – 3
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 3

Most number of goals scored for Real Madrid (Top 10 based on goal ratio)

Pos. Name Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 2009–present 289 (276) 22 (30) 99 (94) 12 (15) 422 (415)
2 Raúl González 1994–2010 228 (550) 18 (37) 66 (132) 11 (22) 323
3 Alfredo Di Stéfano 1953–1964 216 (282) 40 (50) 49 (58) 3 (6) 308 (396)
4 Carlos Santillana 1971–1988 186 (461) 49 (84) 47 (87) 8 (13) 290 (645)
5 Ferenc Puskás 1958–1966 156 (180) 49 (41) 35 (39) 2 (2) 242 (262)
6 Hugo Sánchez 1985–1992 164 (207) 19 (32) 23 (39) 2 (4) 208 (282)
7 Karim Benzema 2009–present 123 (253) 15 (33) 41 (78) 5 (15) 185 (384)
8 Francisco Gento 1952–1970 126 (428) 22 (74) 30 (95) 4 (4) 182 (601)
9 Pirri 1964–1979 123 (417) 25 (67) 23 (75) 1 (2) 172 (561)
10 Emilio Butragueño 1983–1995 123 (341) 16 (39) 27 (75) 5 (8) 171 (463)

 

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