Saturday, August 2, 2008

Real Madrid - the soul of Madrid!

Undoubtedly, while Madrid has history to offer to the tourist who comes here, but I suspect its the fact that its home to the most successful club in the history of football, that is the key attraction....its the Mecca for football lovers...and worth a visit for even those who are not....

Real Madrid Club de FĂștbol or Madrid Royal Football Club, popularly known as Real Madrid is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. Founded in 1902, the club has been voted the most successful football club of the 20th century, having won a record thirty-one La Liga (Spannish Professional Football League) titles, seventeen Copa del Rey (Annual Spannish Football) and a record nine European Cup titles (the most recent one being last month!)

As you stroll through Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which is home to Real Madrid, and walk through the Real Madrid Museum, you get the sense of why Real Madrid is the most successful football club of the 20th century.

Walking past the various trophies and large pictures of greats who have played for the club at some point in time, you can get a sense of why Europe and Spain is so crazy about Real Madrid, and, there is a sense of awe as you view the trophies, stand in the middle of the stadium imagining the sounds of 80,000 fans as they watch their favourite team play to win, yet again!

I did not know that the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was a keeper for Real Madrid's youth sides until he was in a car accident which stopped his football career!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another Real Madrid fan!!