Real Madrid is the most successful club in Spanish football and was voted by FIFA as the most successful football club of the 20th century, having won a record 31 La Liga titles, 18 Spanish "Copa del Rey" Cups, eight Spanish Super Cups, a record nine UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Cups, one UEFA Supercup and three Intercontinental Cups. Real Madrid was a founding member of FIFA. The word "Real" in the club's name is the Spanish term for "royal" and was given by the King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem.
Since founded in 1902, Real Madrid has never been relegated from Spain's top flight football and has never finished lower than 10th place (1945/46).
The team's traditional home kit colour is white, although it originally adopted a bluestripe on the shirt. Its crest has been changed several times in attempts to modernise or re-brand it. The current crest is just a modified, modernized version of the one in the 1920s.
Real Madrid's home ground is the 80,354-seat Santiago Bernabéu football stadium in downtown Madrid, where it has played since 1947. The Bernabéu was the venue for the UEFA Champions League finals of 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010.
It is safe to say Real Madrid is one of the greatest clubs in the world and has one of the richest histories in the whole football world. Here are some of their great moments over the past century.