NEWS STORY. 30/01/2023
The Real Madrid Foundation launched the book La Decimocuarta. The Champions of the comeback, in the auditorium of the corporate office building at Real Madrid City. In addition to the author of the book, Enrique Ortego, the event was also attended by the president Florentino Pérez; Grupo Planeta and Atresmedia president José Creuheras; executive vice-president of the Real Madrid Foundation Enrique Sánchez; first team captains Nacho, Modrić and Carvajal; coach Carlo Ancelotti and legends such as Roberto Carlos, Casillas, Arbeloa and Felipe Reyes.
After a moving video showing the greatest moments from winning La Decimocuarta, the Real Madrid president addressed the audience: "Today is a very special day for all madridistas. All we have lived and felt is captured in the pages of this new book. This is the story of our emotions and our dreams, which don't stop here. We're always looking for more and because of that, every trophy we win is a source of motivation to continue to build this legend that is Real Madrid. We created this story together. And together we'll write history that is yet to be made".
"The book The Champions of the comeback is part of a collection that began in Lisbon with La Décima, something that will always thrill madridistas. This is the result of an eternal love story between the European Cup and Real Madrid. The madridistas and fans who have a passion for football in every corner of the world will never forget how Real Madrid won the 14th European Cup".
Magical nights at the Bernabéu
"The magical nights at the Bernabéu have their explanation in these values. The Real Madrid jersey and crest symbolise both success and the way to achieve it. Trophies are won by hard work, sacrifice, respect, humility, togetherness and an unwavering belief in one thing that is sacred to us: Real Madrid never give up and give everything until the end".
Video.The Real Madrid Foundation launched the book La Decimocuarta. The Champions of the comeback
"This is the account of what happened again last season. A team with players who identify with this jersey in a special way, who are madridistas, who continue to have a hunger to win trophies and who perfectly embody all the values that define our identity. Players who are now Real Madrid and world football legends. And a coach such as Carlo Ancelotti, who has created the atmosphere and environment like a family around this team of extraordinary players".
The Real Madrid fans
"Together with a fan base that is the best in the world, they have made the Bernabéu a magical place where Madrid fans have once again seen their dreams come true. This communion between our fans and our team is also a way of understanding life. It is an attitude that we madridistas have to face the most difficult moments. When it seems that everything is over, we try what for many may seem impossible".
José Creuheras: "It's a feat that we are very proud to be part of in book form"
"It's a feat that we are very proud to be part of in book form. Football is visual, to be experienced, but when feats like these take place, the book is another way of remembering them. Like a photo album. When it's in a book, it feels like it has more significance. Florentino Pérez has the quality that all greats and historical figures have: you make the extraordinary into something very ordinary. Real Madrid will always believe until the end and will continue to make history. We'll be there to tell the story in book form".
Enrique Ortego: "The book leads us on a journey throughout the four most exciting months in the club's history"
"It is an unparalleled achievement and to win four Champions League titles in the last eight years is unprecedented in the history of the competition. This book leads us to travel through time and to look back at everything that happened last season. We relive the most exciting four months in the history of a club's 120-year history. Reliving The Champions League of comebacks is a chance to dive into the world of emotions. The heroes of the achievement tell us about their own heroic exploits. There are six stories that make up the spine of the book".
Photo:Helios de la Rubia
Photo:Helios de la Rubia