The absolute biggest club in the world stares you in the face...the 4th highest number of stadium attendees in Europe (behind FC Barca, Dortmund and United)...one of three sides NEVER to have been relegated from La Liga...the record number of European Cup?Champions League wins...the richest football club on earth!!
Real started out as Madrid FC (Madrid Club de Futbol) in 1902 as an extended offshoot of Football Club Sky, which was founded in 1897...the name of the club was changed in 1920 to Real(Royal) Madrid after permission from King Alfonso XIII.
Real Madrid is owned and operated 100% by socios i.e. members of the club.
Mission Impossible or No Such Thing?
The Saturday before last, Borussia Dortmund fell behind 2:0 to VfB Stuttgart before Marco Reus delivered a hat trick and victory for the boys in black and gold.
This past Saturday, Dortmund waited until the 34th minute to fall behind and then until halftime to start the comeback, getting a goal each from Robert Lewandowski and Reus for a second-consecutive come-from-behind victory in Bundesliga competition.
Now, as the halftime of their two-leg battle nears its end, the BVB are facing a much stiffer deficit and much stronger resistance when Real Madrid enters Signal Iduna park with a 3:0 lead in the tie and all the confidence that comes with having achieved such a decisive result... [read the rest!]