Founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the team has traditionally worn a white home kit since inception. The word Real is Spanish for Royal and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem.

The team has played its home matches in the 85,454-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in downtown Madrid since 1947. Unlike most European sporting entities, Real Madrid’s members (socios) have owned and operated the club throughout its history.

The club was estimated to be worth €3.24 billion ($3.65 billion) in 2015, and in the 2014–15 season it was the world’s highest-earning football club, with an annual revenue of €577 million. The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world.

Real Madrid is one of three founding members of the Primera División that have never been relegated from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona.

The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably El Clásico with Barcelona and the El Derbi madrileño with Atlético Madrid.

Nickname: Blancos

Year founded: 1902

President: Florentino Pérez Rodríguez

Press Officer: Marta Santisteban López

E-mail: prensa@realmadrid.es

Telephone: 0034 913 984 300

Fax: 0034 913 984 386

Email: mensajes@realmadrid.com

Seasons in LaLiga Santander: 86

Seasons in LaLiga 1|2|3: 0

No. of season ticket holders: 91.846

No. of season ticket holders: 63.094

Kit supplier: Adidas

Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Stadium Dimensions: 105 x 68

Capacity: 80.000

Achievements

*LaLiga (32): 1931-32, 1932-33, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12

*Copa del Rey (20): 1904-05, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1916-17, 1933-34, 1935-36, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1961-62, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1992-93, 2010-11, 2013-14

*Supercopa de España (9): 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

*Copa de la Liga (1): 1984-85

*UEFA Champions League (11): 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1965-66, 1997-98, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2013-14, 2015-16

*Supercopa de la UEFA (3): 2002, 2014, 2016

*Copa de la UEFA/UEFA Europa League (2): 1984-85, 1985-86

*Copa Intercontinental (3): 1960, 1998, 2002

*Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA (1): 2014