Real Madrid has been around since 1902. The team has won many titles over the years, including five European Cups, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles, and two Copa del Rey trophies.
After winning the Copa del Generalísimo (the Spanish league) in 1932, Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the first time. This was followed by another title in 1934 and then another in 1938.
The club has won the Champions League five times, most recently in
Real Madrid's success in Europe began in 1929, when they were crowned champions of Spain after beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 at home.
In 1956, Real Madrid won the Intercontinental Cup, beating Benfica 3-2 at Wembley Stadium. They also won the European Super Cup in 1960 and 1962.
The club has been one of the most successful teams in world football since its inception in
Real Madrid was founded in 1902 by Santiago Bernabeu, who wanted to create a soccer team that would be representative of Spain. He chose the name Real (royal) because he believed that his team should represent the country's nobility.