Real Madrid Club de Fútbal, simply known as Real Madrid, were founded in 1902. The club from Madrid was originally referred to as Sociedad Madrid FC. It’s the most successful club of Spain, and one of the most successful clubs in the world. It was one of the three founding members of La Liga in 1929, and has never been relegated from the Spanish top division, along with FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. The club is also commonly referred to as Los Blancos and Los Merengues.
Real Madrid’s value was estimated to be worth € 3.47 billion. The club was recognised as the FIFA Club of the 20th Century. It has won even more prices than FC Barcelona, such as 33 League-titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 2 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, 13 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 UEFA Super Cups, 11 Supercopas de España, 1 Copa de la Liga and 3 Intercontinental Cups.
Winning the Champions League-title 13 times is a worldwide record; runner up is AC Milan with 'only' 7 Champions League titles.
Real Madrid have played their home matches at Estádio Santiago Bernabéu ever since 1947. The stadium was named after Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, former player, head coach and president of Real Madrid. The stadium was renovated and expanded several times and nowadays it has a capacity of over 81,000.
Real Madrid have a long-standing rivalry with FC Barcelona. The rivalry originated due to political and cultural tensions between Catalans and Castillians. Nowadays the political feelings still exist, but the fierce rivalry is mostly felt because Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are the two strongest teams in La Liga. The match between the two club is referred to as El Clásico. In total, Real Madrid have beaten FC Barcelona 95 times; FC Barcelona have beaten Real Madrid 96 times.
A football trip to Real Madrid is a guaranteed spectacle and should definitely by on your bucket list. With great new players such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jović, Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo Goes, and valuable players such as Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale, every match is a great football show.
Real Madrid is not just a great club with a beautiful stadium, it’s also located in Madrid: a perfect way to extend your football trip with a mini city trip by visiting some of the cities' beautiful highlights, such as Plaza Mayor, Parque del Buen Retiro and the Temple of Debod. Or of course to dine at one the of the nice restaurants and enjoy the great nightlife.
At Number 1 you can book a perfectly organised football trip to Madrid. We guarantee group seating up to 3 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding the Real Madrid matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to Real Madrid!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the La Liga matches are usually confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation 2-3 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.