History of Real Madrid

Full name: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s): Los Merengues, Los Madridistas, Los Blancos Founded: 1902
Home stadium: Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid
Chairman: Florentino Perez
Manager: José Mourinho
League: La Liga

Real Madrid History

In 1902 a group of soccer fans officially founded the Madrid Football Club and created the first Directory Committee which Enrique Varela as president and Manuel Mendía as Vice president. They agreed on the team uniform imitating that of the Corinthians from London.

Three years later Madrid won its first Spanish Championship by beating Bilbao’s Athletic team by 1 to 0. The only goal was made by Prast who received a pass from Pedro Parages.

Later, in 1931 Real Madrid won the first League. Having included Ciriaco, Quincoces, Luis Regueiro, Hilario, Bestit, Olivares y Ateca to the team, they didn´t lose a match.

Then in 1943 the first big comeback took place. Madrid defeated Barcelona by 11 to 1 after having lost by 0 to 3 the previous match. Neither team will ever forget that match.

Only 4 years after this, in 1947, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was opened. International press said it was the best stadium in Europe. Barinaga was the first one to score in this stadium.

In 1954, 21 years later, Madrid wins the league again against Valencia. It was Alfredo Di Stefano´s first year in Spain and he was awarded top striker with 27 goals in the League. Merely two years after this, the first European Cup was achieved. 1957 was also a big year for Real Madrid. The conquered their second European Cup. The third one arrived in 1958 with goals scored by Di Stefano, Rial and Gento in Brussels against Milan. Two years passed and the fourth European Cup came along.

Not too far ahead the fifth European Cup was awarded to Real Madrid. But the main attraction was not it being the fifth, but the way it was obtained. An amazing Real Madrid beat Eintracht de Frankfurt by 7 to 3 in what is remembered as the best European final.

The moment when Real Madrid was really crowned the King of the world was when they won their first Intercontinental Cup against Peñarol from Montevideo. The first encounter in Montevideo ended in 0 to 0, but the next time they met was in Santiago Bernabéu with 120.000 fans to impress ad they did winning 5 to 1.

In 1961 Madrid achieved the highest records being the team with the most Leagues. Out of the 30 games that were played Madrid won 24 and got the Cup of the Spanish League.

Throughout the 80s, with Emilio Butrageño won 5 Leagues in a row which is something never done by any team.

Of course Real Madrid’s main opponent is FC Barcelona. In 1995 took place a match no Madrid fan will forget. Real Madrid scored 5 to 0 being led by Johan Cruyff. 3 of the 5 goals were marked by Ivan Zamorano.

The seventh UEFA EURO (European Cup) arrived in 1998 in Amsterdam with an only goal by Pedja Mijatovic against Juventus. Then the second Intercontinental Cup was brought to Madrid from Japan. The victory was due to two scores made by Roberto Carlos and Raul. The third one was gained with goals from Ronaldo and Guti against Olimpia de Asunción a few years later.

The year 2000 was a big year since FIFA named Real Madrid the best team of the XX century. The award was handed to Alfredo Di Stefano and Florentino Perez.

Later on the eighth European Cup was obtained by defeating Valencia in Paris. Later on, in 2002, the ninth one came along with goals from Zidane and Raul against the German club Bayer Leverkusen.

The last league played (2006/2007) was the 30th league for Real Madrid. This incredible event was celebrated with an honor to the history of the best club of the century.

Club Legends

GASPAR RUBIO

From 1928 to 1932. Striker. 4 caps. He won 1 League and 1 Cup.

RICARDO ZAMORA

From 1930 to 1936. The best Spanish goalkeeper of the history. He won 2 Leagues and 2 Cups.

JACINTO QUINCOCES

From 1931 to 1942. The best WC Italy 1934 player. He won 2 Leagues and 2 Cups.

LUIS MOLOWNY

From 1946 to 1957. Midfielder. 7 caps. He won 3 leagues, 2 copas, 1 European cup.

RAYMOND KOPA

From 1956 to 1959. Striker. He was from France. He won 2 Leagues, 3 European cups and 1 Ballon d’Or.

HÉCTOR RIAL

From 1954 to 1961. Left Winger. 5 caps. He won 4 Leagues, 5 European cups, 1 Intercontinental cup, 1 Pequeña Copa del Mundo and 2 Latin Cups.

ALFREDO DI STEFANO

From 1953 to 1964. Striker. 31 caps. He won 8 leagues, 1 Spanish Cup, 5 European cups, 1 Intercontinental cup, 1 Pequeña Copa del Mundo, 2 Latin Cups, 5 times Pichichi, 2 Ballon D´or.

For a lot of people he was the best football player of all times. For others, he was just the best European player. Di Stéfano was the key to make the Real Madrid one of the biggest clubs in the world. Striker, winger, or midfielder, he was a star. Now he is President of Honor of the Club and an example for young talents.

JOSÉ EMILIO SANTAMARÍA

From 1957 to 1966. Defender. 16 caps. He won 6 leagues, 1 Spanish Cup, 4 European Cups, 1 intercontinental cup.

FERENC PUSKAS

From 1958 to 1967. Striker. 4 caps. He won 5 leagues, 1 Spanish Cup, 3 European Cups, 1 intercontinental cup.

FRANCISCO GENTO

From 1953 to 1972. Striker. 43 caps. He won 12 leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 6 European Cup, 1 intercontinental cup.

AMANCIO AMARO

From 1962 to 1976. Striker. 42 caps. He won 9 leagues, 3 Spanish Cups, 1 European Cup.

JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ “PIRRI”

From 1964 to 1980. Midfielder. 41 caps. He won 10 leagues, 4 Spanish cups, 1 European Cup.

MARIANO GARCÍA REMON

From 1971 to 1984. Goalkeeper. 2 caps. He won 6 leagues and 4 Spanish Cup.

JUAN GÓMEZ “JUANITO”

From 1977 to 1987. Striker. 34 caps. He won 4 leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups and 1 Pichichi.

JOSÉ A. CAMACHO

From 1973 to 1989. Defender. 81 caps. He won 9 leagues, 5 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA cups, 1 League Cup.

HUGO SÁNCHEZ

From 1985 to 1992. Striker. 76 caps with Mexico. He won 5 leagues, 1 Spanish Cup, 1 UEFA Cup, 2 Supercups, 5 Pichichis and the Golden Foot.

EMILIO BUTRAGUEÑO

From 1984 to 1995. Striker. 69 caps. He won 6 leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 3 Supercups.

FRANCISCO BUYO

From 1986 to 1995. Goalkeeper. 6 caps. He won 6 leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 3 Supercups.

FERNANDO HIERRO

From 1989 to 2003. Defender. 89 caps. He won 6 Leagues, 1 Copa del Rey, 5 Supercups, 3 Champions Leagues, 2 Intercontinental cups.

LUIS FIGO

Luis Figo was with Madrid from 2000 to 2005. Right Winger. 65 caps with Portugal. He won 2 Leagues, 1 Champions League, 1 European Supercup, 1 intercontinental Cup. Ballon D´Or 2000

ZINEDINE ZIDANE

From 2001 to 2006. Midfielder. 75 caps with France. He won 1 League, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Champions League, 1 Spanish Supercup and 1 European Supercup.

RONALDO

Ronaldo was a striker from 2002 to 2007. He won 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Spanish Supercup, 1 League and 1 Pichichi.

TOP 5 LEGENDS

Di Stéfano

Puskas

Gento

Zamora

Zidane

 Real Madrid Team Honours

30 “Ligas”: 1931-32, 32-33, 53-54, 54-55, 56-57, 57-58, 60-61, 61-62, 62-63, 63-64, 64-65, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 71-72, 74-75, 75-76, 77-78, 78-79, 79-80, 85-86, 86-87, 87-88, 88-89, 89-90, 94-95, 96-97, 2000-01, 2002-03 2006-07

17 Copa del Rey: 1904-05, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 16-17, 33-34, 35-36, 45-46, 46-47, 61-62, 69-70, 73-74, 74-75, 79-80, 81-82, 88-89, 92-93

7 Spanish Supercup: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003

2 Latin Cup: 1955 and 1957

9 European Cup (Euro): 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002

3 Intercontinental Cup: 1960, 1998 and 2002

2 UEFA Cup: 1985 and 1986

1 European Supercup: 2002

2 Pequeñas Copa del Mundo: 1952, 1956

1 Copa de la Liga: 1985

12 Regional Championship between 1904 and 1929: 1903-04, 1904-05, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1912-13, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1928-29

14 Santiago Bernabéu Trophy: 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2007

8 Trofeos Teresa Herrera: 1949, 1953, 1966, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1994

6 Trofeos Ramón de Carranza: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1970 and 1982

4 Trofeos Ciudad de La Línea: 1981, 1982, 1986 and 2000

4 Trofeos Ciutat de Palma: 1975, 1980, 1983 and 1990

3 Trofeos Ciudad de Barcelona: 1983, 1985 and 1988

3 Trofeos Euskadi Asegarce: 1994, 1995 and 1996

3 Trofeos Colombino: 1970, 1984 and 1989

3 Trofeos Festa d’Elx: 1984, 1985 and 1999

2 Trofeos Ciudad de Vigo: 1981 and 1982

2 Trofeos Naranja: 1990 and 2003

Real Madrid’s UEFA Matches Records

Biggest win

9-0: Real Madrid CF v Odense BK 25.10.1961, European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round second leg

Biggest home win

9-0: Real Madrid CF v Odense BK (see above for details)

Biggest away win

0-8: Olympiakos Nicosia FC v Real Madrid CF 24.09.1969, European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)

Biggest win

6-0: Real Madrid CF v KRC Genk 25.09.2002, UEFA Champions League first group stage

Biggest home win

6-0: Real Madrid CF v KRC Genk (see above for details)

Biggest away win

1-5: SK Sturm Graz v Real Madrid CF 05.11.1998, UEFA Champions League group stage

Historic Goals

1st goal: Artur Jhonson (05/13/1902), Madrid 1 – Barcelona 3

1st League goal: Jaime Lazcano (02/10/1929), Real Madrid 5 – Europa 0

Goal #1000: Manuel Fernández Pahiño (11/5/1950)

Goal #2000: Francisco Gento (9/11/63)

Goal #3000: Juan Gómez “Juanito” (1/20/82)

Goal #4000: Iván Zamorano (12/22/94)

Best score achieved: Real Madrid 11 – Elche 2 (1959-60)

Worst score achieved: Espanyol 8 – Real Madrid 1 (1929-30)

Best position: First (30 times)

Worst position: 10th (1947-48)

Most amount of undefeated home games: 121

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