Real Madrid vs Real Betis 2019
Real Madrid takes on a challenging task of defeating Real Betis who cannot be taken lightly. With Real Madrid, C.F. is one of the most successful clubs in the history of the game. The club has probably achieved all a football club could. With numerous accolades, world-class players and managers, the club has it all one would look to admire. Los Bancos are the top two followed football teams around the globe. Millions around the world love the club which has been dominating the sport for years now.
Real Madrid record 2019
With a record of 32 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey titles, 13 UEFA Championships, Real Madrid fall second to none while aiming for the greatest football club off time. While the club holds a fierce rivalry with two other Spanish sides, F.C. Barcelona and Athletico Madrid, they have been the most supported club in the home league in the history. Many footballing legends, Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas have played for the white shirt which makes the club even greater in the history of the sport. The road to the greatest became in 1902.
Real Madrid C.F. History
The club was founded in 1902 and was originally named Madrid Football Club. In 1920, King Alfonso XIII bestowed them the title of ‘Real’ which means ‘Royal’ in English. The early years were totally fruitful for the club, winning four consecutive Copa del Rey trophies from 1905 to 1908. The breakdown of World War II saw Santiago Bernabeu Yeste take as the club’s president.
One of the greatest
With a dream to aim for the greatest, Real Madrid centred around the talents of Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, and Francisco Gento. During that period, Real was indestructible and untouchable, winning four La Ligas and one Copa del Rey by the end of the 60s. As if Gods were breathing in Real dreams, the club won the first five European Cups ever organized, destroying each opposition on their way from 1956 to 1960. The crew back then is still recognized as the greatest football squad ever to play the sport.
The following two decades as well saw Real climb to the peak of the footballing glory. By then, Real added 14 La Ligas and 5 Copa del Reys to their rich collection. In 1996, they added another European Cup. The decade however ended on a sour note with Yeste passing away in 1978.
A New Generation Re-Defining Domination
The early 80s saw Real Madrid drop off the form, but the club soon returned to good old days. The decade saw Real claim five consecutive La Ligas and two Copa del Rey trophies. In 1985 and 1986, Real won their only two UEFA Cups. The 90s were a complete disappointment on the face of Real. Yet, the club grabbed two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey with the emergence of striker Raul. With 32 years without European Cup, Real broke the deadlock in 1998, calming their seventh European Cup. Shortly after Florentino Perez took over Real’s presidency.
Perez was responsible for some of the biggest transfers in international football back then. He brought together a team of superstars, who were called Galacticos. The regime of Galactico included star players; Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, and Christiano Ronaldo. Although Perez’s vision didn’t work out well, Real Madrid somehow grabbed a Champions League title and La Liga title in 2003. After 2009, Perez continued the Galacticos policy by signing the likes of Kaka, Christiano, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and manager Jose Mourinho. However, any silverware was proving hard for the team. But after the 2011 and 2014 Copa del Rey and 2012 La Liga, Real won its tenth Champions League in 2014.
In 2016, Zinedine Zidane took over managerial duty at Real. In just three seasons under Zidane, the club won three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles (2016, 2017 & 2018), two UEFA Super Cup (2016 & 2017), one La Liga (2017), two FIFA Club World Cup (2016 & 2017) and one Spanish Super Cup (2017).
La Liga: 33
Copa del Rey: 19
European Cup/Champions League: 13
UEFA Cup: 2
Most games played: Raul (550)
Top goal scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (380)