Real Madrid is a Spanish sports club best known for its football team which is ranked as 'The 20th Century's Best Club' by FIFA. They play their home games at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.
Real Madrid have been European Champions a record 9 times and have also won a record 29 La Liga titles. The club also operates a reserve football team, Real Madrid Castilla, and a very successful basketball team.
During its history, the club has acquired a number of nicknames. Among the earliest were los merengues, after the white dessert meringue, and los blancos. Both simply referred to the club's legendary all-white strip. In the 1970s, the nickname los vikingos became more popular, especially among the Ultras Sur. This nickname apparently refers to the club's decision to sign a number of players from northern Europe after the restrictions on using foreign players were lifted. More recently, the media dubbed the club los galácticos, referring to club decision to sign star players.
Club Address: Avenida de Concha Espina 1, 28036 - Madrid
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