Club Profile

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are the biggest and most successful football club in the world. Here is a brief history and some background information about Los Blancos and the Spanish city they call home.

LOCATION: Madrid, Spain


NICKNAMES: Real Madrid’s nickname, Los Blancos (the Whites), is derived from the club’s all-white home kit, which they have worn throughout their entire history except for one season in 1925.


By any measure of footballing greatness, Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, better known simply as Real Madrid, are at or near the top. They are valued at over $6 billion with annual revenues of more than 840 million Euros. They’ve won it all, and they have it all, but as you’ll see, it wasn’t always like that. Madrid FC was founded in…


There are two great rivals for Real Madrid, one across town and the other across the country — and across some kind of cultural and political divide which we can barely grasp. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid share El Derbi Madrileño, or the Madrid Derby. Aside from being in the same city, the history of the derby is about class (Real with…

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Here’s a video (with lyrics in English) of the main supporters’


The Bernabéu has been the home of Real Madrid since 1947, and it currently holds just over 81,000 people — although the record attendance was 129,690 for a 1956 European Cup game against AC Milan. It was the first stadium in the world to host both a UEFA Euros Final (1964) and a World Cup Final (1982). It recently underwent a massive…

Going to a Game at Real Madrid

GETTING THERE: We recommend using Google Maps to reach the Bernabeu. PUBS & GRUB: Coming soon! AROUND TOWN: Madrid is a super-established tourist destination, with the Prado Museum, Picasso’s Guernica, the National Palace, countless squares, flamenco dancers, evening strolls, the whole thing. For groundhoppers, though, you might know…

Real Madrid Tickets

Real Madrid has 65,000 season ticket holders who are also members, and the stadium is nearly always full. Here’s the link for more ticketing information on the official club website.

Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells tickets and hospitality to Real Madrid home games at the Santiago Bernabéu. Learn more about the options we offer.

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