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Real Madrid C.F.
Full name Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
Founded 1902
Ground Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
(capacity: 80,401)
President Florentino Pérez
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
League La Liga
2013/14 La Liga,3rd

Real Madrid's players celebrate their 2008 Supercopa de España victory.

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, sometimes known as Real Madrid C.F. and just Real Madrid, is a Spanish football club.

The club competes in La Liga (the Spanish top league). It was started in 1902. Its home stadium is Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.

Real Madrid has won the La Liga league 32 times and the Copa del Rey cup 18 times. It has also won the European Champions League 10 times and the UEFA Cup twice. The "Real" in its name is Spanish for Royal. The club was blessed by the King of Spain in 1920.

The club has bought and had many famous footballers, including Ronaldo, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká and other very famous footballers. The most expensive player is Gareth Bale who was bought for 85.3 million pounds from Tottenham Hotspur.

Founded in 1902, Real Madrid has since spent all of its history in the top flight of Spanish football. In the 1940s, the club, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the Ciudad Deportiva were rebuilt after the Spanish Civil War. The club became a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s. In the 1980s, the club had one of the best teams in Spain and Europe (known as La Quinta del Buitre). They had won two UEFA Cups, five Spanish championships in a row, one Spanish cup and three Spanish Super Cups.

The club's traditional home colours are all white. Its has been changed several times in attempts to modernise or re-brand. The current crest is a modified version of the one first adopted in the 1920s. Real's home is the 80,354-person-capacity Santiago Bernabéu football stadium in Madrid, where it has played since 1947. Unlike most European football clubs, Real Madrid's members (socios) have owned and operated the club since it was opened. Real is the world's second richest football club behind Manchester United.[1]

Current squad

As of 6 August 2014[2]
No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Iker Casillas (captain)[3]
2 France DF Raphaël Varane
3 Portugal DF Pepe (vice-captain)[4]
4 Spain DF Sergio Ramos (vice-captain)[3]
5 Portugal DF Fábio Coentrão
6 Germany MF Sami Khedira
7 Portugal FW Cristiano Ronaldo
8 Germany MF Toni Kroos
9 France FW Karim Benzema
10 Colombia MF James Rodríguez
11 Wales MF Gareth Bale
No. Position Player
12 Brazil DF Marcelo (vice-captain)[3]
13 Costa Rica GK Keylor Navas
14 Mexico FW Javier Hernandez
15 Spain DF Daniel Carvajal
17 Spain DF Álvaro Arbeloa
18 Spain DF Nacho Fernández
19 Croatia MF Luka Modrić
20 Spain FW Jesé
23 Spain MF Isco
24 Spain MF Asier Illarramendi
25 GK Fernando Pacheco

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Brazil MF Casemiro (at Porto until 30 June 2015)
Russia MF Denis Cheryshev (at Villarreal until 30 June 2015)

League title

  • La Liga : 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

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 La Liga Champions
2001/02 La Liga 3rd
2002/03 La Liga Champions
2003/04 La Liga 4th
2004/05 La Liga 2nd
2005/06 La Liga 2nd
2006/07 La Liga Champions
2007/08 La Liga Champions
2008/09 La Liga 2nd
2009/10 La Liga 2nd
2010/11 La Liga 2nd
2011/12

2012/13

La Liga

La Liga

Champions

2nd

Former position


Real Madrid Castilla

Real Madrid C.F. has reserve team ; Real Madrid Castilla C.F..

Name

  • 1930-1972 AD Plus Ultra
  • 1972-1991 Castilla CF
  • 1991-2005 Real Madrid B
  • 2005-present Real Madrid Castilla C.F.

League position


References