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Real Madrid Club de Futbol

Posted on: October 10, 2009

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional soccer club  that plays in Madrid, Spain. It is the most successful team in Spanish soccer and was voted by FIFA as the best team of the century. During their history, they have won 30 Spanish Leagues, 9 Champions Leagues and two UEFA Cups.  The team was founded in 1902 and in 1940 the Stadium Santiago Bernabeu and the Ciudad Deportiva were built. The Ciudad Deportiva has now dissappeared and a new, bigger complex has been developed in Valdevebas, an area in the outskirts of the capital. The stadium can seat 80,354 people.

Real Madrid CF has three traditional uniforms: the white one (main uniform), the black one and the blue one.  The symbol of Real Madrid team has been changing with time, but now it consists of a crown (for Real) and a circle containing the M (Madrid) the C (Club) and the F (Futbol). One of the most famous games in the world is the one that confronts Barcelona versus Real Madrid. There has been a strong rivalry since Alfredo Di Stefano became a player for Real Madrid, and this rivalry can be seen if you go to any of the two cities.

Right now Real Madrid has some of the world’s best players in their team, like Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain, Casillas and so on.  The Liga is halfway through and Real Madrid its in second place, only two points behind Barcelona, but it promises a very exciting second half of the tournament.

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