01 September 2013
Gareth Bale has become the first Welch player in Real Madrid’s history. An international player with his country, the new Real Madrid player also writes his name on the list of British players who have been a part of the white team. The last case was that of Beckham, who played for the Real Madrid between 2003 and 2007, including a Spanish Super Cup and a League in his award list.
As for the coaching staff, Real Madrid has featured a representative from Welch football. John Benjamin Toshack coached the white team on two occasions, and his achievements include the League won in the 1989/90 season, when he set the scoring record in the competition at the time with 107 goals.
Regarding the British players in the team, he is the thirteenth player to wear the white jersey. During the club’s first years, English players Johnson, Linney, Lindsay, Stampher, Wallace and Vickerstaff played for Real Madrid. In 1948, Scottish player Watson arrived, paving the way for Cunningham. The English attacker joined Real Madrid in 1979 and was one of the biggest acquisitions of his time.
The next British acquisition was that of McManaman in 1999. The midfielder helped the team to win two Champions League, which included a goal in the final at the Eighth game. In the last decade, Owen, Woodgate and Beckham completed this list.