Real Madrid is possibly the most world renowned football club. On 11 December 2000, at its annual gala, FIFA granted the title of team of the 20th century to Real Madrid. The FIFA magazine readers voted this club founded in 1902 on a massive scale, leaving far behind others historical such as Manchester United and Bayern Munich. The Madrid is not the oldest football in the world club, or even Spain (that honor belongs to Recreativo de Huelva) and has no Stadium with greater capacity, or the largest number of partners. But, by any part of the world, the mere mention of those two words, Real Madrid, is enough: there is no person who knows anything of football who are not familiar with that name. Some resemble Di Stefano and to Puskas, who played in Madrid Almighty from the 1950s, or to BUTRAGUEnO, Michel, Hugo Sanchez and the rest of the fifth in the 80s or even to some of today’s stars such as Raul, Ronaldo, Figo, Zidane and Roberto Carlos. All of them have defended the coat of arms of the club which has caused greater impression in the world of football.
But they are not only players, both past and present, that make the great institution that is Real Madrid. Triumphs in Spain and Europe, make the club trophy room the most prestigious in the world. Real Madrid has won more European cups, the European club competition for excellence, than any other team. And in the League, he has no equal. Much of all these triumphs are due to the vision of one man. In 1943, Don Santiago Bernabeu became the tenth President of Real Madrid, which did not leave until 1975.
In that period, the club won 6 cups of Europe, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 16 league titles and 6 cups of Spain. Bernabeu wanted Real Madrid to become the best team in the world, and for that brought the best players and coaches of the time. A great club deserves a great stadium and which bears the name of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium celebrated the 50th anniversary of its opening on 14 December 1997. original author and source of the article