NICKNAME – Los Merengues (The Meringues), Los Vikingos (The Vikings), La Casa Blanca (The White House), Los Blancos (The Whites)
FOUNDED – 1902
LOCATED IN – Madrid, Community of Madrid
STADIUM – Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
CAPACITY – 81,044
PROMOTED – Ever Present
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – Winners (34 times)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – Winners (19 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – Winners (13 times)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – Winners (Twice)
BEST CWC FINISH – Runners Up (Twice)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Cristiano Ronaldo (450)
2019/2020 FINISH – 1st
FIVE FACTS ABOUT REAL MADRID CF
1. Real Madrid have won the European Cup a record 13 times (5 in the 1950s and 4 in the 2010s); their haul of 34 domestic league titles is also a record.
2. Real went an incredible 8 years unbeaten at home between 1957 and 1965, playing 121 matches in the period.
3. At the beginning of the 21st century Florentino Perez began the “galactico” era, bringing in the likes of Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo and Beckham, but not many trophies.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s record scorer, has notched the most career goals in the history of football.
5. Real’s biggest rivals are FC Barcelona, against whom they contest “El Clasico”, but the Madrid derby against Atletico and the “Old Derby” against Athletic are also huge fixtures.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT MADRID
1. Madrid contains more greenery per resident than any other city in the world.
2. With 3.3 million residents, Madrid is the second largest city in the EU after Berlin.
3. With the third largest stock exchange in Europe, it is the centre of Spain’s banking industry.
4. A huge amount of Spanish language media content is produced. Around 20,000 residents work in the film and TV industry.
5. Madrid’s “Barrio de las Letras” was an important area in Spain’s literary “Golden Age” and the place Don Quijote was first published.
OTHER SPANISH CLUBS
Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Cadiz, Celta Vigo, Eibar, Elche, Espanyol, Getafe, Granada, Huesca, Leganes, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Real Betis, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Real Valladolid, Sevilla, Valencia, Villarreal