Real Madrid Football club (simply known as Real) is a professional football club based in Madrid in Spain.
The club is known as Real Madrid Club de Fútbol in Spanish. It is the most valuable football club in terms of market value in the world. It also features among the top football clubs in terms of social media following.
It was found in 1902. It was then known as the Madrid Football Club. The word “Real” was bestowed to the club in 1920 by King Alfonso which means Royal. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has been the home stadium for the club since 1947.
Real Madrid has established itself as a major player in both Spanish as well as the European football during the 1950s. The team consisted of greatest players like Gento, Kopa, Santamaria, Di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás. It won five consecutive European cups and also won the league five times during that period.
In international football, the club has a record of ten European Cup titles along with two UEFA Super Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup. In domestic football, the club has numerous titles on its name. It has won as many as thirty two La Liga titles, nine Supercopa de España, one Copa Eva Duarte and one Copa de la Liga titles since its existence.
It was named as the FIFA Club and the Best European club of the 20the century by the IFFHS. It also received the Centennial Order of Merit in 2004.
Raul holds the record of the most appearances for the club with 741 matches. He also is the top goal scorer for them with 323 goals in 741 matches he played. The current squad has stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Pepe, Sergio Ramos and others.
Market Value: $3163 million
Revenue: $657 million
Social Media following (Facebook and Twitter): 101 million