Real Madrid Clubde Fútbol (Spanishpronunciation: [reˈal maˈð ˈɾið kluβ 12/4/2012ðe ˈfutβol]RoyalMadrid FootballClub), commonlyknown asRealMadrid, is a Real Madridprofessional football club basedin Madrid, Spain. 1
It was founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club and has traditionally worn a white home kit since.. The club established itself as a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s.
The word Real isSpanish for royal andwas bestowed to theclub by King AlfonsoXIII in 1920 togetherwith the royal crown inthe emblem
Unlike most Europeanfootball clubs, RealMadrids members(socios) have ownedand operated the clubsince its inception
Thisclub isthe richest football club in terms of annual revenue, generating €479.5million in 2011 and the second most valuable, worth €1.8billion. Real Madrid holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably El Clásico with FC Barcelona. The team has played its home matches in the 85,454-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid since 1947.
It is one of three clubs to have never been relegated from the top flight of Spanish football, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona
Domestically,Real Madrid has won a record 32 La Liga titles, 18 Copas del Rey, 9 Supercopas de España, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1Copa de la Liga. Internationally it has won a record nine European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles and a joint record threeIntercontinental Cups, as well as two UEFA Cups, and one UEFA Super Cup.