First known as “Madrid Foot-ball Club”, Real Madrid was the fifth club founded in the Spanish capital. Julián Palacios, and Juan and Carlos Padrós were the main enthusiasts of its creation.
Like Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Real Madrid has participated uninterruptedly in the highest category of LaLiga, men's top professional Spanish football division, since its establishment in 1929.
Also, Real Madrid has been the first historical leader of the competition, the club with the most titles and with the highest score in a single edition. Find the latest news about their domestic league and stay informed about their most recent results.
Focused from its beginnings on the development of soccer, Real Madrid soon acquired a multisport character and developed several other disciplines such as the basketball section.
It is one of the most awarded and recognized entities in the world in both disciplines and has been awarded at a national and international level by FIFA as the Best Club of the 20th Century, as the Best European and World Club of the 20th Century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics and as the Best Club of the 21st Century by Globe Soccer.
In 2009, already settled as one of the most prestigious European clubs, with Carlo Ancelloti and Zinedine Zidane at the helm, the joining of a new player caused a great revolution in the club's sporting dynamics.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the club's all-time top scorer after reaching 451 goals when he left for the end of the 2017-18 season. Learn more about their all-time top scorer and get to know the latest details of his professional career.
Who is Florentino Pérez?
Florentino Pérez is the visible authority of the club as president, but he is not its owner.
Real Madrid, just like FC Barcelona, Athletic Club and Osasuna Athletic Club, is wholly owned by its supporters as it is a registered organization.
With a total of 100,000 members, approximately 2,000 are elected from among the club's own supporters as representatives of the rest at the general assemblies and thus have decision-making rights at the aforementioned meetings.
In 2012, Florentino Pérez changed the bylaws and decided that in order to become the manager of the club it was necessary to have been a member for 20 years and to provide the candidate's personal assets as a guarantee.