Established in 1902, the team was named Madrid Football Club in the very beginning. In 1902, the word Real, which means royal in English was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII. Together, the royal crown in the crest.
Real Madrid is a major force in both Spanish and European Football since 1950s. Domestically, it’s one of the three clubs that never been relegated from the top league of Spanish football, La Liga. It holds a record of 32 La Liga titles, 18 Copas del Rey, 9 Supercopas de España, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la Liga. Internationally, it has won 9 UEFA Champion League titles, 3 intercontinental Cups, 2 UEFA Cups and one UEFA Super Cup. Because of its extraordinary performance, the club was selected as the 20th century’s greatest football club by FIFA in 2000 and the 20th century’s best European football club by IFFHS in 2009.
Real Madrid plays its home matches in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with its traditional white home kit since its foundation.