Founded on 6 March 1902 as Madrid Football Club, Real Madrid has come out to become the best club in the world. Real means “Royal” in Spanish and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem. Today, we will go through the top 5 facts you need to know about Real Madrid.
6. One of the ONLY three La Liga members that have never been relegated
Did you know that Real Madrid is one of three clubs in Spain that have never been relegated from Spanish football? pic.twitter.com/Js9bZmwGU6
— Real Madrid Cafe (@RealMadridDxb) April 5, 2015
Real Madrid is one of three founding members of La Liga that have never faced relegation from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.
5. The FIFA Club of the 20th Century
— Classic Football (@classic1904) March 6, 2018
Real Madrid were recognized as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 11 December 2000. They received the FIFA Centennial Order of Merit on 20 May 2004. The IFFHS also awarded the club “Best European Club of the 20th Century” on 11 May 2010.
4. The FIRST and ONLY club to win three Champions Leagues Finals in a row
The victory in the 2017 Champions League Final against Juventus made Real Madrid the first team ever to repeat in the Champions League era. They became the first to win consecutive titles in the competition. In 2018, the Madridista went on to grab the glory again, becoming the first and only club the win Champions League thrice in a row. This record.