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.
Spanish football has social and political overtones. Real Madrid represents Spanish elites and the Madrid power center.
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.
Real Madrid Supporters Club ~ Peña Madridista NYC
Peña Madridista NYC is New York City’s official Real Madrid supporters club. The peña watches games at:
Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001
(between Fifth & Sixth Aves)
Garment District, Manhattan
Join the Peñya at www.realmadridnyc.com
Follow Peña Madridista NYC on Twitter @MadridistasNYC
Watch these hashtags.
Real Madrid 2018 – 2019 Season
Ronaldo has gone to Juventus and coach Lopetegui has replaced Zidane. There were no big signings during the summer transfer window.
These are Real’s big games. UEFA Champion’s League games will be posted later.
Real Madrid 4 – 2 (E) Atlético Madrid
UEFA Super Cup
(Champions League winners vs Europa League winners)
A. Le Coq Arena
This was our first important game without Ronaldo. Benzema and Ramos both scored, but while we dominated the game, we couldn’t finish.
Real Madrid vs Getafe (La Liga Season Opener)
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm ET
Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid (Madrid Derby)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm ET
Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid (Madrid Derby)
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Real Madrid vs Real Betis (End of La Liga Season)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Real Madrid 2017-2018 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.
Big games in Real Madrid’s 2017-2018 Season
Real Madrid’s La Liga season opener, Deportivo La Coruña 0 – 3 Real Madrid, is Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Borussian Dortmund 1-3 Real is the first leg of a UEFA Champions League group stage match on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:45pm.
Real Madrid 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur is a UEFA Champions League group stage game on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid is the second-leg of a UEFA Champions League group stage game on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm. The first leg tied 1 – 1.
The Madrid Derby, Atlético Madrid 0 – 0 Real Madrid was Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Real 3 – 2 Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League Group Stage, Group H, December 6.
Real 1-0 Grêmio
Club World Cup Final
December 16, 2017
Real Madrid vs Barcelona (El Clásico, La Liga), December 23
Real 3-1 PSG
UEFA Champions League
Wednesday, February 14
PSG 1-2 Real ~ Real advances to the Quarter Finals
UEFA Champions League
Tuesday, March 6
Real faces a tough week in April.
Juventus 0 – 3 Real
UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals, 1st Leg
Allianz Stadium in Torino, Italy
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm ET
A big win away makes it likely we make the Semi Finals.
Real 1 – 1 Atlético Madrid (Madrid Derby)
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:15 am ET
Real 1 – 3 Juventus
UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals, 2nd Leg
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm ET
Real wins the match on aggregate 4 – 3 to reach the Semi Finals.
Bayern München 1 – 2 Real
UEFA Champions League Semi Final, 1st Leg
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Bayern controlled the statistics, but Real controlled the game and won on goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio.
Real 2 – 2 Bayern München
UEFA Champions League Semi Final, 2nd leg (2 – 1 on aggregate)
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm ET
Barcelona 2 – 2 Real (El Clásico)
Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Real vs Liverpool / Roma
UEFA Champions League Final
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Real Madrid 2 – 1 Roma
International Champions Cup (Exhibition)
East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8 pm
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 2016-17 Championships
UEFA Super Cup, Spain Super Cup.
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.
Watch Madrid vs Manchester United (International Champions Cup exhibition) in Santa Clara, California, Sunday, July 23 at 5pm. It’s a preview of the UEFA Super Cup coming in August. Manchester United won 1-1 on penalties.
Watch Madrid vs Manchester City (International Champions Cup exhibition) in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 26 at 11pm. With Cristiano Ronaldo on vacation in China, Manchester City won 4-1. But the game set a soccer attendance record for the LA Coliseum with 93,000 fans.
El Clásico comes to the United States when Madrid plays an International Champions Cup exhibition against FC Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8:05pm. You can go with Peña Madridista NYC.
MLS All-Stars 1-1 P Madrid.
Madrid 2-1 Manchester United (UEFA Super Cup)
Barcelona 1-3 Madrid (Spanish Super Cup first leg)
Watch Madrid vs Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5pm.
Real Madrid Team 2016-17
Legendary French international Zinedine Zidane became head coach in January 2016. He came up from coaching Real Madrid’s second team.
The season’s power forwards have been Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Álvaro Morata (Spain), and Karim Benzema (France). Gareth Bale (Wales) moved up to forward this season, but was outscored by his teammates. Lucas Vázquez played the most games, but was not much of a scoring threat.
At midfield, Isco (Spain), James Rodríguez (Colombia), and Casemiro (Brazil) provide support.
Sergio Ramos (Spain) is the most dangerous defender. Marcelo (Brazil) plays regularly.
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) is the team’s regular goalkeeper.
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 33-time La Liga Champions including 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 2017.
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 were FIFA Club World Cup winners in 2017, 2016 and 2014.