Facts and Records

Real Madrid logo

Real Madrid sets an excellent example for all the other teams due to the fact that the statistics and records of the glorious Los Blancos are to be envied. Throughout its century-long history, Real Madrid has had its ups and downs, but one thing can be said for sure – the Madridistas are winners at heart and they won’t ever stop improving their performances and skills. The history of Los Blancos is illustrious without doubt and abounds with striking victories and incredible achievements. Here are some of the most interesting facts and records that each self-respecting fan should know:

  • The very first incarnation of the club was in 1895 and it was called Football Club Sky. Unfortunately, the club didn’t last for long and in the following year it split into Club Espanol de Madrid and New Foot-ball de Madrid.
  • The club managed to gain its first significant title three years after it was formed, defeating Athletic Bilbao and earning the La Copa del Rey in April 1905.
  • Alfredo Di Stefano, one of Madrid’s legends, was the first goalkeeper to win four Pichichi awards in a row (1956-1959).
  • Real Madrid happens to be the only club that has managed to win the league five times in succession. It is worth noting that they not only won the title five times in a row once, but they even did it twice (1961-1965; 1986-1990).
  • Real Madrid is the proud owner of several doubles (be it either European Cup plus La Liga or Copa del Rey plus La Liga), though they have never won the treble.
  • Raul, former No.7, is the iconic all-time top-scorer, who managed 323 competitive goals (228 of them in the league, which is also the club’s record).
  • The year 2011 was marked by the fastest hat-trick in the club’s history: Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score three goals in 10 minutes thus securing a tremendous win against Sevilla (6-2, May 2011). The bookmakers must have made a fortune as a result!
  • Probably the most impressive victory on Real Madrid’s account was the 11-2 win over Elche, which took place on the 7th of February 1960. As for the Los Classicos, the Madridistas defeated the Catalans with the incredible score of 11-1 in a La Copa del Rey semi-final in 1942-43.
  • The period from 1961 to 1980 was considered to be the indisputable dominance of Real Madrid in the Spanish football arena. According to the statistics, Real Madrid gained 14 La Liga titles in 20 seasons.
  • Real Madrid was honoured the title of the “best club of the 20th century” by FIFA.
  • Madrid was bestowed a “royal” title on June 29, 1920 by King Alfonso XIII.
  • Vicente del Bosque went down in history due to the fact that he spent a total of 30 years with Real Madrid; as a player he won nine trophies and seven more as a coach.
  • Real Madrid is known as a top flight football team, because their lowest ever league placing was 11th which was in 1947-1948.
  • Alberto Rivera is considered to be the youngest player to debut for the club’s first team. He was only 17 years and 114 days old when he joined the team, thus beating the previous record by just 10 days.
  • Santiago Bernabéu has been the major torch-bearer for the Madridistas and their highly respected president for 35 years. During this period, Real Madrid gained more trophies than ever: 16 La Liga Cups, six European Cups, six La Copas Del Reys, and one Intercontinental Cup. He is credited for making revolutionary changes in the team which lead to tremendous and matchless success. By the way, the team’s current stadium is a constant reminder of the great contribution Santiago Bernabeu made.
  • The oldest player to retire from football was a Real Madrid player named Ferenc Puskas, who was almost 39 when he decided to put an end to his football career.
  • It may come as a surprise, but Real Madrid’s very first office was a simple boutique called “Al Capricho“, which means “caprice” in Spanish.
  • Emilio Butrageno was a full-fledged legend of Real Madrid. He was the one to raise the team’s spirits after Santiago Bernabeu passed away and he was the one to bring the team together in order to return to its victorious palms. The new generation of Real Madrid was named after him: “La Quinta del Buitre” which means “Vulture’s Cohort”. This legendary player holds the La Liga record of 50 successive games unbeaten.
  • Real Madrid has various nicknames: Madridistas, Los Blancos and even Los Merengues. The latter was coined in a well-known sports magazine “Espana Sportiva” on January 3rd, 1917. It refers to their white kit that resembles a cake made entirely of egg white. This nickname is rarely used by today’s press; however, it is still a part of the club’s history.
  • According to the 2013 data, Real Madrid is considered to be the most prosperous and rich football club, having annual revenue of approximately €400mln.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is thought to be the most expensive football player since the club paid €94m for his transfer from Manchester United.
  • Real Madrid is one of the three football clubs that have never been relegated from La Liga.
  • Los Clasicos represent the great interest of the general audience and bookmakers, because Real Madrid and Barcelona are two most successful Spanish football teams. In 163 encounters (2013), 68 were won by Real Madrid, 64 were won by Barcelona and 31 matches ended in a draw. In fact, it’s always hard to come up with a prediction regarding the outcome of El Clasico, because both of them are among the strongest in Europe.
  • Real Madrid of 1966 was known as the Ye-Ye team. Back then, the team was composed of a young all-Spanish generation. As for its nickname, it comes from the catchy chorus in the popular Beatles songs “She loves you” (yeah yeah yeah). The team got this funny nickname after four players posed for Marca wearing Beatles wigs.

bet365 Real Madrid banner

Comments are closed.

  • Next Match/Latest Match

    Real Madrid
    Bayern München

    Date: 23 April 2014 20:45
    Competition: UEFA Champions League

    Latest Result
    FC Barcelona logo
    FC Barcelona
    1 - 2
    Real Madrid
  • Bet On RealMadrid Online

  • Our partners

  • Team’s matches

    • Select a competition

      • All
      • Primera Division
      • Copa del Rey
      • International Champions Cup
      • Club Friendlies
      • UEFA Champions League

    Previous matches

    • Wed 16/04/14 Copa del Rey

      Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

    • Sat 12/04/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 4-0 Almería

    • Tue 08/04/14 UEFA Champions League

      Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid

    • Sat 05/04/14 Primera Division

      Real Sociedad 0-4 Real Madrid

    • Wed 02/04/14 UEFA Champions League

      Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

    • Sat 29/03/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 5-0 Rayo Vallecano

    • Wed 26/03/14 Primera Division

      Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid

    • Sun 23/03/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona

    • Tue 18/03/14 UEFA Champions League

      Real Madrid 3-1 Schalke 04

    • Sat 15/03/14 Primera Division

      Málaga 0-1 Real Madrid

    • Sun 09/03/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 3-0 Levante

    • Sun 02/03/14 Primera Division

      Atlético Madrid 2-2 Real Madrid

    • Wed 26/02/14 UEFA Champions League

      Schalke 04 1-6 Real Madrid

    • Sat 22/02/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 3-0 Elche

    • Sun 16/02/14 Primera Division

      Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid

    • Tue 11/02/14 Copa del Rey

      Atlético Madrid 0-2 Real Madrid

    • Sat 08/02/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 4-2 Villarreal

    • Wed 05/02/14 Copa del Rey

      Real Madrid 3-0 Atlético Madrid

    • Sun 02/02/14 Primera Division

      Athletic Club 1-1 Real Madrid

    • Tue 28/01/14 Copa del Rey

      Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    • Sat 25/01/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 2-0 Granada

    • Tue 21/01/14 Copa del Rey

      Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid

    • Sat 18/01/14 Primera Division

      Real Betis 0-5 Real Madrid

    • Wed 15/01/14 Copa del Rey

      Osasuna 0-2 Real Madrid

    • Sun 12/01/14 Primera Division

      Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid

    • Thu 09/01/14 Copa del Rey

      Real Madrid 2-0 Osasuna

    • Mon 06/01/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 3-0 Celta de Vigo

    • Thu 02/01/14 Club Friendlies

      PSG 0-1 Real Madrid

    • Sun 22/12/13 Primera Division

      Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid

    • Wed 18/12/13 Copa del Rey

      Real Madrid 2-0 Olímpic de Xàtiva

    • Sat 14/12/13 Primera Division

      Osasuna 2-2 Real Madrid

    • Tue 10/12/13 UEFA Champions League

      København 0-2 Real Madrid

    • Sat 07/12/13 Copa del Rey

      Olímpic de Xàtiva 0-0 Real Madrid

    • Sat 30/11/13 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 4-0 Real Valladolid

    • Wed 27/11/13 UEFA Champions League

      Real Madrid 4-1 Galatasaray

    • Sat 23/11/13 Primera Division

      Almería 0-5 Real Madrid

    • Sat 09/11/13 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 5-1 Real Sociedad

    • Tue 05/11/13 UEFA Champions League

      Juventus 2-2 Real Madrid

    • Sat 02/11/13 Primera Division

      Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Real Madrid

    • Wed 30/10/13 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 7-3 Sevilla

    • Sat 26/10/13 Primera Division

      Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

    • Wed 23/10/13 UEFA Champions League

      Real Madrid 2-1 Juventus

    • Sat 19/10/13 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 2-0 Málaga

    Next matches

    • Wed 23/04/14 UEFA Champions League

      Real Madrid 20:45 Bayern München

    • Sat 26/04/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 20:00 Osasuna

    • Tue 29/04/14 UEFA Champions League

      Bayern München 20:45 Real Madrid

    • Sun 04/05/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid 21:00 Valencia

    • Wed 07/05/14 Primera Division

      Real Valladolid 21:00 Real Madrid

    • Sun 11/05/14 Primera Division

      Celta de Vigo - Real Madrid

    • Sun 18/05/14 Primera Division

      Real Madrid - Espanyol