Real Madrid

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: Estadio SantiagoBernabeu, Madrid (Spain)

Capacity: 85, 454

Current President: Florentino Perez

Current Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

League plays in: La Liga

Number of La Liga wins: 32

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. The 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 four times in its history of 112 years of existence, first in 1902, then in 1908, 1920 and last in 1931 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 513 million Euros. The value of the Real Madrid team is worth 2.4 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 – 32
  • Copas del Rey – 18
  • Supercopas de Espana – 9
  • Copa Eva Duarte – 1
  • Copa de la Liga – 1
  • European Cup/UEFA Champions League – 9
  • International Cup – 3
  • UEFA Cup – 2
  • UEFA Super Cup – 1

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

Name

Appearances

Total number of goals scored

Raul (1994-2010)

778

1064

Alfredo Di Stefano (1953-1964)

498

697

Carlos Santillana (1971-1988)

647

934

Cristiano Ronaldo (2009-present)

336

485

Ferenc Puskas (1958-1966)

336

504

Hugo Sanchez (1985-1992)

371

490

Francisco Gento (1952-1970)

554

778

Pirri (1964-1979)

540

732

Emilio Butragueno (1983-1995)

464

634

Amancio Amaro (1962-1976)

453

626

 

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