120 years in the making

NEWS STORY. 06/03/2022

On 6 March 1902, Real Madrid, the club boasting 24 European Cups, was founded.

Real Madrid is celebrating its 120th anniversary. The legacy of the greatest club in the world began on 6 March 1902, when the first Board of Directors of the Madrid Foot Ball Club was officially elected. 120 years later, Real Madrid is considered a worldwide benchmark and the club's 23 European Cups (14 in football and 10 in basketball) are a milestone in the history of sport.

Voted by FIFA as the Greatest Club of the 20th Century, Real Madrid's trophy cabinet boasts 14 European Cups, seven Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, two UEFA Cups, 35 League titles (the last one was won on 30 April 2022), 19 Copa del Rey trophies, 12 Spanish Super Cups, one Copa de la Liga, two Latin Cups and two Small World Cups. Several of these trophies were won by Gento, honorary club president, the only player with six European Cups to his name and a legend of world football, who passed away on 18 January 2022.

Video.120 years in the making

Women’s football and basketball
Since 2020, the women's team and its youth academy have also helped to shape the club's history, while the basketball team has enriched the club's legend and dominates the sport's trophy haul with 10 European Cups, 35 League titles, 28 Copa del Rey trophies, eight Spanish Super Cups, five Intercontinental Cups, four European Cup Winners' Cups, one Korac Cup, one ULEB Cup and one Latin Cup.
The Santiago Bernabéu, a 21st century symbol
One of the greatest sources of pride for Real Madrid fans is the Santiago Bernabéu, which is currently undergoing a transformation process with the aim of continuing to serve as a leading sports venue and becoming a major avant-garde and universal symbol. Additionally, Real Madrid City is the finest sports complex in the world and continues to grow 16 years after its inauguration. Finally, the club is involved in hundreds of solidarity and cultural projects through the Real Madrid Foundation.
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