|Real Madrid Emblem|
Full name : Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s) : Los Blancos (The Whites) Los Merengues (The Meringues) Los Vikingos (The Vikings)
Short name : RM
Founded : 6 March 1902; 112 years ago
as Madrid Football Club
Ground : Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Capacity : 81,044
President : Florentino Pérez
Manager : Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.
Founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club.the team has traditionally worn a white home kit since.
The word real is Spanish for royal and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem.
|King Alfonso XIII allowed the club to use the title of Real (royal)|
The club is the world's richest football club in terms of revenue and widely supported teams. Real Madrid is one of three founding members of the Primer Division which have never been relegated from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona. The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably El Clásico with Barcelona and the Madrid derby with Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid is the joint most successful club in Spain, in terms of overall official titles won (80), and the joint most successful club in European competitions, in terms of official European trophies won (17). The club established itself as a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s. Domestically, Real Madrid has won a record 32 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 9 Supercopa de España, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la Liga. Internationally the club has won a record 10 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles and a joint record 3 Intercontinental Cups, as well as 2 UEFA Cups, 2 UEFA Super Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup.
Real Madrid was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 23 December 2000, and named Best European Club of the 20th Century by the IFFHS on 11 May 2010. The club also received the FIFA Order of Merit in 2004. The club is allowed to wear a multiple–winner badge on their shirt during UEFA Champions League matches as they have won more than five European Cups. They also wear a FIFA Club World Cup champions badge as winners of the 2014 competition. The club was ranked first in the latest IFFHS Club World Ranking, setting a new record, with 381 points. Currently, the club also leads the UEFA club rankings.
|Real Madrid Team 1905-06|
As of 30 January 2015
Iker Casillas (captain)
Pepe (4th captain)
Sergio Ramos (vice-captain)
Marcelo (3rd captain)
Current technical staff
Italian Carlo Ancelotti is the current manager of the club
See also: List of Real Madrid C.F. managers
Fernando Fernández Tapias
Eduardo Fernández de Blas
Secretary of the Board
Enrique Sánchez González
José Ángel Sánchez
Director of the President's Office
Director of the Social Area
José Luis Sánchez
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
As of 24 May 2014, Real Madrid have won a record 32 La Liga, a record 10 European Cup/UEFA Champions League, and a joint record 3 Intercontinental Cup trophies. The club was awarded with the recognition of "FIFA Club of the 20th Century" on 23 December 2000, and named "Best European Club of the 20th Century" by the IFFHS in London on 11 May 2010. It also received the FIFA Order of Merit in 2004. Added to this, Real is allowed to wear a multiple–winner badge on their shirt during UEFA Champions League matches as they have won more than five European Cups.
Winners (32): 1931–32, 1932–33, 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.
Copa del Rey
Winners (19): 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
Super copa del Rey
Winners (9): 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012
(* Won Copa del Rey and La Liga )
Copa Eva Duarte (the forerunner to the Supercopa de España)
Winners (1): 1947
Copa de la Liga
Winners (1): 1984–85
European Cup/UEFA Champions League
Winners (10): 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1965–66, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14
(* First ever winners )
Winners (2): 1984–85, 1985–86
UEFA Super Cup
Winners (2): 2002, 2014
Winners (3): 1960, 1998, 2002
(* First ever winners )
FIFA Club World Cup
Winners (1): 2014