To say that any other club comes close to Real Madrid would be a close second. For many years this has been the country’s favorite club. The club was founded in 1902 and went by the name Madrid Football Club. It was not until later on that King Alfonso the 3rd would bestow on it the title Real or Royal in this case if translated to English. The early years if the club. Could be seen as successful since they did manage to snatch a few Copa del Rey trophies between 1905-1908. Later on by the time WW2 would break out they could boast of having gotv2 La Liga titles.
Post war. Santiago Bernebèu took over as the club president in the period after the war. He took up this post after working in several functions for the club over the years since joining its ranks as a junior in 1909. Rebuilding the club after the war was saying difficult task that he had to complete. His first stop was to build a new stadium which was later renamed in his honor. He also signed a number if High Profile international players.
The dream team put together by Santiago would later go on to win four La Liga and one Copa del Rey. This was just a taste as they impressively went on to win the first 5 ever organized European Cups. This dream team is still considered by many to be one of the finest assembly of football players ever. The period after 1960 would see the club go on to. Be glorious in their winning streak as the cleaned out the domestic titles and snagged themselves another European Cup title.
The football club went know to become one of the most successful in the country. With the addition of a new president there was a lot of international transfers made to the club. Not all of these transfers were successful yet they still cost a lot of money. The then president of the club, Florentino Perez set out to create a star studded club rather than balance it out to have all types of players. The expensive acquisition of world famous stars such as David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos then began. These transfers did not translate to winning more silverware but did bear fruit once in a while to the occasional La Liga title or Copa del Rey. Madrid did manage to take a champions league title in 2003. Debts. Though the star studded transfers would see the club gain more fans and followers it did not come without its down fall. The club is known to suffer from large amounts of debt due to the costly affair of buying new players almost every summer. The debt is so large that it has exceeded £600 million. The city of Madrid helps the club our and paid for their new training ground that cost £ 480 million.