As has become custom at the beginning of each season, Real Madrid had a traditional official photo taken. Amid much laughing, hugs and joking around and with Alfredo Di Stéfano starring in the funniest scenes, the 24 players that make up the 2012-13 first squad were photographed for posterity together with Florentino Pérez, the club's honorary president and the coaching staff. Some players, such as Casillas, Ramos, Marcelo and Higuaín, are more than used to posing each year for a photograph that will now form part of the club's history. Others, like Modric, Essien or the academy players Morata, Nacho and Jesús, made their first appearance alongside their new teammates. La Liga won in the last campaign, record-breaking both in terms of goals scored and points won, and the Spanish Super Cup completed the picture.