10 facts that even die hard Real Madrid fans may not know!

Interesting facts about Real Madrid – Real Madrid is the biggest football club in the world. They have always had the best and the most expensive players. Many iconic players have played for the Los Blancos including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, Sergio Ramos and now finally the king of Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo. Here we look at some facts about the club that even diehard fans may not be aware:

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Interesting facts about Real Madrid

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  • Their first La Liga Campaign – The first Spanish football league started in 1929 and regardless of being the table toppers, Madrid lost on the last match day of the season to Athletic Bilbao as Barcelona won the title and became the champions.
  • Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefanobecame the first player to win the Pichichi award (awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the Spanish top division) four times in a row from 1956 to 1959. He has five wins in total.
  • The most one-sided El Classico – The most extraordinary match between Real Madrid and opponent FC Barcelona was in 1943, where Real Madrid dominated their fierce rivals Barcelona 11-1 after having lost 3-0 in the previous fixture between the two sides.
  • Real Madrid have never been relegated – Real Madrid is among the three clubs in Spanish football that has not relegated from the top flight. The two other clubs are Athletic Bilbaoand  This just goes to show how consistent these 3 teams have been in the Spanish top flight.
  • Real Madrid C.F. was the first Spanish team to number their players. The players first sported numbers on their shirts first time during a game with Atlético de Madrid in the Metropolitano Stadium on November 23, 1947.

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Interesting facts about Real Madrid

  • The club name ‘Real Madrid’ means ‘Royal Madrid’ in Spanish. The Madrid club’s name was changed in 1920 when King Alfonsogranted Royal status to the Madrid club de futbol.
  • The 7-number jersey is the most special jersey number in Real Madrid’s history. Cristiano Ronaldo took the number 7 from former Legend Since Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid, Mariano Diaz is the new number 7 for the Galacticos. Luis Enrique, the current Manager of Spain, also wore the number 7 during his time at Madrid.

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  • The club’s 22-match winning streak during the 2014 season was a new Spanish record. It ended with a 2-1 defeat at Valencia on January 4.
  • The home ground of Real Madrid “Estadio Santiago Bernabéu” is named after one of their former presidents Santiago Bernabéu de Yeste. This is one of the most important names in Real Madrid’s history.
  • Real Madrid has won La Liga five times in a row. They have done this twice, first between the years 1961-1965 and then between 1986-1990.

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