The "Real" in the club's name is Spanish for "royal", because it was blessed by the King of Spain in 1920.

Real Madrid has won La Liga 33 times and the Copa del Rey (King's Cup) 19 times, the most out of any team in the league.

It has also won the UEFA Champions League a record 12 times and the UEFA Cup twice.

Real Madrid was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century on 11 December 2000

June 2017, the team succeeded in becoming the first club to win the Champions League twice in a row.

The club's traditional home colours Jersey's are all white

The club has bought many famous footballers, including Ronaldo, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká.

The most expensive player is Gareth Bale who was bought for 85.3 million pounds from Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

Real's home is the 81,044 capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, where it has played since 1947.

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