Real Madrid Football Club is based out of Madrid in Spain and plays its home games at the Santiago Bernabeu. The club was founded in 1902, 3 years after rivals FC Barcelona. The club wears white colors unlike most other traditional colors such as red and blue. Real comes from the world Royal which was given to the club in 1920 by the then king Alfonso the 12th. Just as Barcelona is owned and by its club members, so is Real Madrid owned by its own club members for its entire history. And similar to Barcelona, it’s one of the most supported and followed clubs in the world. The club’s biggest rivals are Barcelona who plays in the El Clasico. Madrid’s local derby rivals are Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid Football Club has never been relegated for its entire history and only two other clubs can claim that feat today. The club has a total of 66 Trophies which include 34 La Ligas, 19 Copa Del Rays, and 13 UEFA Champions League trophies. The club has had legendary players feature for the teams over the years. Some of the players include Ronaldo, Di Stefano, Puskas, Kopa, Figo, Raul, Zidane, Casillas, Ramos, Hugo Sanchez, etc.
Real Madrid Football Club’s Past
Two years after the club’s inception, it won its first title in the Spanish Cup final. The club won its first League title in 1932 and again the next year as well. Adidas has been a kit sponsor for the club since 1998 (over 20 years).
1. The 1950s – Real Madrid established itself as a European powerhouse in the 1950s. The team assembled at the time included Puskas, Stefano, Kopa, and Gento. The team reached 7 consecutive European finals and won it 5 times in a row, a feat no one else has been able to repeat. This team was considered one of the greatest Real Madrid squads of all time.
2. The 2000s – In the early part of the 21st century, Real Madrid managed to make one big-name signing each season for several seasons in a row. Some of these signings included Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo, Beckham, etc. The club managed to win a Champions League, a La Liga title and an Intercontinental Cup. This period also saw two tenures by current club president Florentino Perez.
3. Ronaldo era – The club brought Ronaldo to Real Madrid Football Club for a then-record transfer fee. He went on to become a club legend over the next decade, even scoring against every single team (19) in a single season. During this time,, the club appointed several Managers including Mourhino, Benitez, Ancelotti, etc. Ex-player Zidane was appointed to the club as manager twice and is currently in his second tenure.
Real Madrid’s Present
Bayern Munich is in rank number one according to world club rankings. Barcelona is in rank number two and Real Madrid in rank number three. The club is currently managed by ex-player Zidane. Madrid signed Bale and Hazard in hopes of being able to replace Ronaldo when his time at Madrid came up. However, while the club has lifted several trophies in the past few years, it’s hard to see someone fill Ronaldo’s shoes from the current squad. Fans of Real Madrid can watch the movie series Goal which features several ex Madrid stars in a sports lovers movie. Real Madrid Football Club won the La Liga title in a season stricken by COVID. The club has won 3 La Liga’s in the last 10 seasons, 2 Copa Del Rey, 3 Supercopa, 4 Champions League, 3 Super Cup, and 4 Club World Cups. The team holds the record for the most La Liga titles, the most Champions League titles, the most Intercontinental Cups, and the most FIFA Club World Cups. Current stars at the club include Luka Jovic, Mendy, Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Bale, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Courtois, etc.
Real Madrid’s Future
Real Madrid Football Club will look to continue to dominate in La Liga and finish first or second in the competition with Barcelona. The club will also look to secure the Champions League over the next few seasons and decades. Zidane will look to build a formidable squad with existing players and by bringing in new signings each season. In fact, it’s not hard for the club to attract players. However, the club knows they need to pay hefty transfer fees for key players.