1. A Harvard University study on football showed that Real Madrid Football Club was the most popular team in the world, with a fan base of over 228 million supporters.
2. Real Madrid was voted by FIFA as the “most successful club of the 20th century”.
3. The club was founded at the hands of the British embassies alongside their rivals, FC Barcelona.
4. The most unforgettable match between Real Madrid and rivals FC Barcelona was probably the one that took place in 1943, where Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 11-1 after having lost 3-0 the previous match.
5. From the mid-1980’s onwards, Real Madrid bounced back from its lost grip on the La Liga title, with a generation of players nicknamed “La Quinta del Buitre” (Vulture’s Cohort), a name copied from one of its key members; Emilio Butrageno. They proceeded to win five leagues in a row, a feat that no other team has been able to repeat.
6. Real Madrid Football Club is the second richest in the world in terms of revenue and the second most valuable club in the world to date. By Denn