Real Madrid, in full Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, byname Los Blancos (Spanish: "the White"), Spanish expert football (soccer) club situated in Madrid. Playing altogether white garbs, which prompted its epithet "Los Blancos," Real Madrid is one of the world's best-known groups, with fans in numerous nations.
Real Madrid became out of Football Club Sky, a group framed in Madrid in 1897. The club was authoritatively established in 1902 and joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation in 1909. Real Madrid played at an assortment of scenes until goal-oriented club president Santiago Bernabéu initiated the development of the arena that bears his name. Opened in 1947, the Bernabéu holds in excess of 80,000 onlookers and was the scene for the 1982 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup last.
The European Cup was first held during the 1955–56 season, with a renowned field comprising of clubs that had won their own nation's association title. Real Madrid was the competition's first victor, crushing French club Stade de Reims in the last. It proceeded on a keep running of European strength that no group has coordinated since. Talented players, for example, Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Paco Gento, Hector Rial, and Miguel Muñoz helped the club win the initial five European Cups in succession. The club's play in the 1960 European Cup last against the West German group Eintracht Frankfurt—a 7–3 Real triumph—is generally viewed as one of the best club exhibitions ever. Real has won an aggregate of 13 European Cup/Champions League titles, more than some other group.
Real Madrid has won progressively Spanish top-division (La Liga) titles (33) than some other Spanish side. The club has additionally won the Copa del Rey, the principle Spanish cup rivalry, multiple times, just as nine Spanish Super Cups and two Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Cups (1985 and 1986).
Real's neighborhood rivalry is Atlético Madrid, however the club's greatest competition is with FC Barcelona. The strain between the football clubs from Spain's two greatest urban areas was intensified by a battle between the groups during the 1950s to sign the capable Argentinian striker Alfredo Di Stéfano, who reneged on a proposed arrangement with Barcelona to sign with Madrid, helping Real become a football control during the 1950s and '60s. Matches among Barcelona and Real Madrid are known as El Clásico ("The Classic") and are viewed all through Spain, in huge part on the grounds that the different sides symbolize for some the continuous political and social troubles between Castilian (Real) and Catalonian (Barcelona) Spain.
From the late 1990s Real Madrid spent tremendous wholes on tricking a portion of the world's most popular remote players to the club, where they are known as galácticos ("geniuses"). Those players were regularly the most costly (by exchange charge) footballers on the planet and included such stars as David Beckham, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Kaká, and Cristiano Ronaldo.