Real Madrid FC is a Spanish professional association football club based in Madrid. The club was formed in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, and played its first competitive match on May 13,1902, when it entered the semi-final of the Campeonato de Copa de SM. Alfonso XIII. Real Madrid currently plays in La Liga, the top tier of Spanish football. Madrid was one of the founding members of La Liga in 1929, and is one of three clubs, including FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, never to have been relegated from the league. They have also been involved in European football ever since they became the first Spanish club to enter the European Cup in 1955, except for the 1977–78 and 1996–97 seasons.
This list encompasses the major honors won by Real Madrid and records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club’s leading goals corers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Real Madrid players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club.
The club currently holds the record for the most European Cup and UEFA Champions League triumphs with 9, and the most La Liga titles with 32. The club’s record appearance maker was Raul, who had made 741 appearances from 1994 to 2010; the club’s record goals corer is also Raul, who scored 323 goals in all competitions during his career. It also received the FIFA Order of Merit in 2004. Added to this, real is allowed to wear a multiple winner badge on their shirt during UEFA Champions League matches as they have won more than five European Cups.
Youngest first-team player: Alberto Riverto Rivera, 17 years, 114 days (against Celta Vifo, La Liga, La Liga, 10 June 1995).Oldest first-team player: Oldest post- 2nd world war player: Ferns Puskas, 38 years, 233 days (against FC Seville, La Liga, 21 November 1965). Most consecutive League appearances: Alfredo Di Stefano 171 matches from September 27, 1953 at February 22, 1959 is 5 years, 148 days.
The following players have won the Ball on d’Or while playing for Real Madrid:
Alfredo di Stefano – 1957, 1959, Raymond Kopa – 1958, Luis Figo – 2000, Ronaldo – 2002, Fabio Cannavaro – 2006
European Golden Shoe
The following players have won the European Golden Shoe while playing for Real Madrid:
• Hugo Sanchez (38 goals) – 1990
• Cristiano Ronaldo (40 goals) – 2011
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
The following players have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award while playing for Real Madrid:
• Fernando Redondo – 2000
• Zinedine Zidane’s – 2002
FIFA World Player of the Year
The following players have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award while playing for Real Madrid:
• Luis Figo – 2001
• Ronaldo – 2002
• Zinedine Zidane’s – 2003
• Fabio Cannavaro – 2006
Highest transfer fees paid
Real Madrid’s record signing is Cristiano Rolando, who signed for the club from Manchester United for £80 million in July 2009, which also is the world’s highest transfer fee. This beat the previous record of £56 million, which the club paid Milan for kaka in 2009.
Highest transfer fees received
The club’s record sale came in 1 September 2008, when they sold Robinho to Manchester City for £32.5 million.
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