A report on Atlético Madrid

Enrique Allende, first President of the club after its establishment in 1903
An Athletic Madrid lineup of 1911 in their new red and white kit
Helenio Herrera won two Liga titles as Atlético manager.
Luis Aragonés, Atlético's top scorer of all time, four-time club manager and most successful manager
Radomir Antić managed Atlético in three stints during the ownership of Jesús Gil, winning a league and cup double in 1996.
Diego Forlán scored 32 La Liga goals for Atlético in 2008–09, making him the top scorer in Spain and Europe.
Radamel Falcao celebrating the club's win in the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final, in which he scored twice
Simeone holding La Liga trophy on 23 May 2021
Madrid derby in 2014
Chart of Atleti's finishing positions in the Spanish football league system
Celebrations of Atlético Madrid after winning the 2013–14 La Liga title
Trophy cabinet
Diego Simeone, coach since 23 December 2011
Enrique Cerezo, current president of Atlético
Wanda Metropolitano home of Atlético
Atlético players with kits stating "Azerbaijan Land of Fire"
Atlético de Madrid's bus, decorated with red and white colours
José Eulogio Gárate and Javier Irureta proved important attacking pieces of the squad that took Atlético to the 1974 European Cup final
Atlético fans during a Madrid derby in February 2007 played at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
David Villa helped Atlético win the 2013–14 La Liga title.

Spanish professional football club based in Madrid that plays in La Liga.

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Real Madrid CF

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Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

Julián Palacios, the first president of the club in 1900–1902
Madrid FC team in 1906
Alfredo Di Stéfano led the club to win five consecutive European Cups (currently the Champions League)
Amancio Amaro, captain of the Yé-yé team of the 1960s
Beckham and Zidane were considered Galácticos
Cristiano Ronaldo was the club's most expensive signing when he joined in 2009, costing €94 million
Real Madrid celebrate their historic tenth European Cup / Champions League win (La Décima) in 2014
Zidane, with his Real Madrid players, standing to the right of Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena after Real had won their 33rd La Liga title, May 2017
Real Madrid in 1964. Nicknamed Los Blancos (the whites), the club has worn an all-white home kit except for one season in 1925
Real Madrid's jersey (worn by Luka Modrić in 2015) is manufactured by Adidas, with Emirates the shirt sponsor
Raúl is Real Madrid's all-time leader in appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo, the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga
Gareth Bale is the club's joint record signing, costing €100 million in 2013
The number of season tickets at the Bernabéu is capped at 65,000, with the remaining seats made available to the general public
Scene from a 2011 El Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Real Madrid fans displaying the white of their club before El Clásico. Real Madrid fans also often wave Spanish flags at El Clásico games.
Real Madrid supporters during the 2006 El Derbi madrileño match held at the Santiago Bernabéu
Real Madrid's Guti (left) and Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martínez (centre) and Amorebieta (right) during a match at the Bernabéu, 2010
Real Madrid players celebrating a goal against Bayern Munich in 2007
Pre-match display at the 2017 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus
Carlo Ancelotti is the current head coach of the club
Spanish businessman Florentino Pérez is the current president of the club
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Being one of the three founding members of La Liga that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929 (along with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona), Real Madrid holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably El Clásico with Barcelona and El Derbi Madrileño with Atlético Madrid.

La Liga

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Men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.

Men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.

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During the 1950s, László Kubala was a leading member of Barcelona, scoring 194 goals in 256 appearances.
La Masia graduates Guillermo Amor, Albert Ferrer and Pep Guardiola.
Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund, in the 2013 UEFA Champions League semi-final

During the 1940s Valencia, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona emerged as the strongest clubs, winning several titles.

Athletic Bilbao

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Professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain.

Professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain.

Athletic Club with the first Copa del Rey, in 1903, with Juan de Astorquia in the center
The team which won the 1911 Copa del Rey
Athletic Club's finishing positions since 1929. They are one of three clubs that have been present in every top flight season
1930–31 La Liga winning team
Basque derby of 1944, Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Bilbao in the Atotxa stadium.
Important 1970s-era players Dani (L) and Iribar (R) along with coach Aguirre (C)
Athletic Bilbao fans in Bucharest before the Europa League final
'old' San Mamés in 2007
The 'new' San Mamés in a partially completed state in 2013
Athletic's 1921 Copa del Rey team
1903 AC crest
1913 flag
1922 shield
Panoramic view of San Mames stadium
San Mames exterior view
An aerial view of the Lezama complex, 2019

In the same year, Basque students also formed an affiliated team, Athletic Club Madrid, which later evolved into Atlético Madrid, after watching Athletic's epic triumph in the 1903 Copa del Rey Final.

CA Osasuna

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Spanish football club in Pamplona, Navarre.

Spanish football club in Pamplona, Navarre.

Osasuna playing against Deportivo in 2012.

The strong support of Navarre for the Nationalist rebels led to Osasuna being offered a place in the 1939–40 La Liga when official competitions resumed, although they had finished last in 1935–36 and should have been relegated; ultimately a play-off was arranged with the other demoted team Atlético Aviación – associated with the Spanish Air Force and thus favoured by the military regime.

Sevilla FC

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Spanish professional football club based in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Spanish professional football club based in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

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Sevilla's first crest, displayed on a former player's shirt in the club museum.
Club ball in the museum.
Bond issue to build the new stadium (1957)
Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán's bust placed at the stadium.
Campanal clearing a ball in the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on 15 November 1961.
Players and staff of Sevilla celebrating the UEFA Cup victory in 2006.
The squad in 2010
El Arrebato, author and interpreter of the Centennial Anthem.
Sevilla FC shield mosaic located on the main façade of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
SFC Radio studio in the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
2006 IFFHS trophy as best football team in the world.
Jesús Navas has played the most matches for Sevilla in all competitions, with 596.
The 2009 rowing regatta between Sevilla and Real Betis in the Guadalquivir.
Biris Norte's banner at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
First Ramón de Carranza trophies (6)
Colombino Trophy (4)
Costa del Sol Trophy (2)
Seville City Trophy (7)

That same season, the side lost the Liga title on the last day to Atlético Madrid after drawing 3–3 against Hércules.

FC Barcelona

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Professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Walter Wild, the club's first president (1899–1901). His main achievement was getting Barça its first home ground.
A formation of FC Barcelona in 1903
The aerial bombardment of Barcelona in 1938
Team of FC Barcelona, published on El Gráfico, 1926
A prolific forward, László Kubala led Barcelona to success in the 1950s. His statue is built outside the Camp Nou.
Barcelona line up against Hamburger SV before the 1960–61 European Cup semi-final
Luis Suárez, the first Barcelona player to win the Ballon d'Or
In 1979, Barcelona bought La Masia, a farmer's house built in 1702, to be a residence for young academy players. It would later play a significant role in the club's future success.
Diego Maradona's blaugrana shirt on display in the FC Barcelona Museum
As coach of the "Dream Team", Johan Cruyff won four consecutive league titles with Barcelona.
Plaque commemorating the centenary of FC Barcelona
Ronaldinho's arrival in 2003 revitalized the club.
Lionel Messi in action during the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final victory against Manchester United
Barcelona celebrating their 2011 FIFA Club World Cup win against Santos FC
Luis Suárez joined the club in 2014. Messi, Suárez and Neymar, dubbed MSN, formed a record-breaking strike force.
Neymar preparing to take a free kick in Barcelona's comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
Tifo at the Camp Nou in a 2013 comeback against AC Milan
Players jostle in Barcelona's 2–6 win against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in a 2009 El Clásico
Barcelona fans creating a mosaic of the Catalan flag before a 2012 El Clasico at the Camp Nou
Barcelona players parade La Liga trophy around the Camp Nou in May 2006 after defeating Espanyol in their last home game of the season
Barcelona's ultras Boixos Nois in the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League semi-final against A.C. Milan at San Siro
Civil Guards at the socis' entrance of the Camp de la Indústria
Xavi made 767 total appearances for Barcelona, a former club record
Lionel Messi is Barcelona's all-time top appearance maker, top scorer, and the highest scoring player for a single club.
Pep Guardiola is Barcelona's most successful coach with 14 trophies
Nike has been Barcelona's official kit supplier since 1998
Camp de Les Corts in 1939. It was the home stadium for Barcelona until the club moved to the Camp Nou in 1957.
One of the Camp Nou stands displays Barcelona's motto, "Més que un club", meaning 'More than a club'.
Xavi is the current Barcelona manager.
Joan Laporta is the current club president.

Most historians agree than Franco did not have a preferred football team, but his Spanish nationalist beliefs led him to associate himself with the establishment teams, such as Atlético Aviación and Madrid FC (that recovered its royal name after the fall of the Republic).

Typical home colours for Real Madrid (left) and Atlético Madrid (right)

Madrid derby

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Typical home colours for Real Madrid (left) and Atlético Madrid (right)
A Madrid derby in 1919
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium during Real Madrid vs Atlético in September 2014
Real Madrid against Atlético Madrid in September 2013
During the 2014 Champions League Final between Atlético and Real, the City Council of Madrid building was decorated with banners of both clubs.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in the Madrid Derby with 22 goals.
Sergio Ramos has made the most appearances in the Madrid Derby, with 43

El Derbi Madrileño, (The Madrid derby) or simply El Derbi, is the name given to football matches between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, both from Madrid.

Racing de Santander

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Football club based in Santander, Cantabria, Spain, that currently competes in Segunda División, the second tier of the Spanish league system.

Football club based in Santander, Cantabria, Spain, that currently competes in Segunda División, the second tier of the Spanish league system.

Santander Racing Club squad of 1922. Fred Pentland (first on the left) was the coach of the team this year.
Ángel Sánchez Losada, first president of the club.
Campos de Sport de El Sardinero before 1910
RC Racing de Santander first crest, 1913
Estadio El Sardinero 2017

In 2007–08, under Marcelino García Toral, it finished in sixth position, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup for the first time ever; additionally the club reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey twice during this decade, being ousted by eventual runners-up Getafe CF and Atlético Madrid in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

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2014 UEFA Champions League Final

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The final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the 59th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 22nd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

The final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the 59th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 22nd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

Match programme cover
The Estádio da Luz hosted the European Cup/Champions League final for the first time.
Carlo Ancelotti was managing in his fourth Champions League final, having won two of three previous finals with A.C. Milan.
Diego Simeone reached his first UEFA Champions League final as a manager with Atlético Madrid.
Luís Figo, ambassador of the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final
UEFA announced Björn Kuipers as the referee for the final on 7 May.
Opening ceremony
Real Madrid celebrating the victory

The match took place on Saturday, 24 May 2014, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, between Spanish sides Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

Madrid

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Capital and most populous city of Spain.

Capital and most populous city of Spain.

A section of the Muslim Walls of Madrid. For a list of all the walls, see: Walls of Madrid.
View of Madrid from the west, facing the Puerta de la Vega. Drawing by Anton van den Wyngaerde, 1562
Baths in the Manzanares in the place of Molino Quemado (detail), by Félix Castello (c. 1634–1637)
View of Calle de Alcalá in 1750 by Antonio Joli
The Second of May 1808 by Francisco de Goya
1861 map of the Ensanche de Madrid
People seeking refuge in the metro during the unsuccessful Francoist bombings (1936–1937) over Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
Woman in Moratalaz by 1974
2011 Anti-austerity protests in the Puerta del Sol
Madrid as seen by the Sentinel-2 satellite in October 2020
Viaje de Amaniel
Municipal police agents from the 2018 promotion
Plaza Mayor, built in the 16th century
Royal Palace of Madrid built in the 18th century.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes
The Edificio España.
Retiro Park
The Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple dismantled and rebuilt in the Parque del Oeste.
Casa de Campo park
The Campo del Moro gardens near the Royal Palace
The Manzanares flowing through the Monte de El Pardo.
Mount of El Pardo and Soto de Viñuelas inside the city of Madrid
Parque de El Capricho completed in 1815
The Madrid Stock Exchange
Cuatro Torres Business Area
New housing in the Ensanche de Vallecas
Mercamadrid facilities in South-Eastern Madrid
Fitur fair in Ifema
Building works of Caleido in August 2018
Madrid de los Austrias. It is the part of Madrid with the most buildings of the Habsburg-period.
Set of La 1's newscast services, Telediario.
The Prado Museum
Las Meninas, by Diego de Velázquez, 1656 (Prado Museum)
The Lady of Elche, an iconic item exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum
Facsimile of the Madrid Codex exhibited at the Museum of the Americas
Chalcography for an edition of Francisco de Quevedo's El Parnaso Español (1648)
Portrait of Benito Pérez Galdós, by Joaquín Sorolla, 1894
Interior of the National Library of Spain
Nightlife in the Centro District
The Teatro Real
Festivities of San Isidro Labrador in the pradera, 2007.
High heels race in WorldPride Madrid 2017
People in costumes during the proclamation (pregón) of the 2013 Carnival
The Las Ventas bullring
The Madrid Derby at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final at the Palacio de Deportes
2009 Madrid Open Women's Final at the Caja Mágica
The rectorate of the Complutense University of Madrid
School of Mines, Technical University of Madrid
Students of the IE Business School
The M-607 meets the M-30 north of the municipality.
The network of high capacity roads in Spain features its most important node in Madrid.
M-30 tunnel parallel to the Manzanares
AVE rolling stock at the Madrid Atocha station
Interior of the terminal 4 (T4) of the Madrid–Barajas Airport.

Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.