Real Madrid (Royal Madrid) is one of the world’s best soccer clubs. Los Blancos (The Whites) have played from the Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain since 1947. The club is owned by its members.
Real Madrid is the most popular soccer team in New York City and the United States. The team attracted the two largest soccer crowds in U.S. soccer history in 2014 and 2016.
Spanish football has social and political overtones. Real Madrid represents Spanish elites and the Madrid power center.
Real Madrid NYC Supporters Club
Peña Madridista NYC is New York City’s official Real Madrid supporters club. The clubhouse is Playwright Irish Pub in Manhattan’s Garment District.
Join the Peñya at www.realmadridnyc.com
Follow Peña Madridista NYC on Twitter @MadridistasNYC
Watch these hashtags.
Real Madrid 2020-21 Season
We are still dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, so we’ll see how the season progresses.
The original season opener with Getafe is postponed, so the season starts at Real Sociedad on September 20, 2020 at 3pm ET.
Real Madrid 2019-20 Season
It’s time to rebuild. Zidane came back as coach. The COVID-19 Pandemic put the season in turmoil.
Madrid won its 34th La Liga title and the Supercopa de España.
Madrid was knocked out of UEFA Champions League by Manchester City in the Round of 16. The team made the Copa del Rey Quarter Finals.
MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
Friday, July 26, 2019 ~ Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid is an International Champions League exhibition game between two of Spain’s top-three teams. It’s the Madrid Derby. The game is at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 7:30pm.
We were beaten 3-7.
Real Madrid Rivalries
El Clásico with FC Barcelona
Real’s arch rivals are FC Barcelona. Their matches, called El Clásico (The Classic), are the major rivalry in Spain and one of the world’s most watched sporting events.
Madrid Derby with Atlético Madrid
Real has a crosstown rivalry with Atlético Madrid. Matches are called El Derbi Madrileño (the Madrid Derby).
UEFA Champions League Juventus and Bayern München
Bayern München are European rivals. Both teams meat regularly in the UEFA Champions League.
Now that Ronaldo moved to Juventus, those games should be hard fought.
Real Madrid Championships
The team is one of the most decorated in soccer.
We are 34-time La Liga Champions including 2019-20, 2016-17, 2011-12, 2007-08, and 2006-07.
We are 19-time Copa del Rey winners. The last was in 2013 – 2014.
We are 10-time Spanish Super Cup champions. The last was in 2019-2020.
We are 13-time UEFA Champions League winners including 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2013-14. There was another run of five European Cup championships in a row from 1955-1959.
We are 4-time FIFA Club World Cup winners in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014.
Real Madrid 2018-19 Season
Ronaldo went to Juventus and coach Lopetegui was replaced Zidane. There were no big signings during the summer transfer window.
Real played La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. The season was largely a disappointment with only the FIFA Club World Cup to show for it.
Real Madrid 2017-18 Season
Real starts the season ranked the best club team in world by the World Football Database.
In December, Real beat Grêmio to win the annual Club World Cup.
James Rodriguez is loaned to Bayern Münich
We are sad to see Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez get loaned to Bayern Münich for the next two seasons with a buyout option. Hopefully now we get to watch him play.
Real Starts the Season by Winning the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup.
In the UEFA Super Cup, Real beat Manchester United 2-1 with goals by Casemiro and Isco.
In the Spanish Super Cup, Real beat rivals Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate.
Real Madrid 2016-2017
Real Madrid won La Liga on the very last game of the season with a 2-0 win over Málaga, then beat top Italians Juventus 4-1 to win UEFA Champions League.
Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup, Spain Super Cup.