The team was known as Madrid Football Club until 1920 when King Alfonso XIII granted the title of Real (Royal) to the club.
Real Madrid, voted the best club of the 20th century by FIFA, is celebrating its 110th birthday. Founded on March 6, 1902 when the first board of directors was assembled, Madrid have become one of the most successful clubs in football. The club has won nine European Cup titles, three Intercontinental Cups, two UEFA Cups, one European Super Cup, 31 Spanish league titles, 18 Copa del Rey trophies, eight Spanish Super Cups and one Spanish League Cup. Santiago Bernabeu Yeste, who the team ground is named after, played for the team from 1912 until 1927 scoring over 1000 goals and wearing the team armband for four seasons. The best players on the planet like Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenec Puskas, Emilio Butragueño, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, and current star Cristiano Ronaldo have shined for Madrid.
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