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Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Love them or loathe them, there is one inescapable fact about the daily soap opera that is Real Madrid Club de Fútbol – It has a truly magnificent stadium. From its vantage point on Madrid’s prestigious Castellana, the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is almost certainly the world’s most recognisable sports arena. And over the years, as Real Madrid More...

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By Chris Clements On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Is this the Real life? Is this just fantasy?

Real Madrid’s proposals for the renovation of the historic Estadio Santiago Bernabéu were always going to court controversy. In January 2015, the stadium’s naming rights were sold to the Abu Dhabi More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Madrid – Campo de Chamartin

It may come as a surprise to many, but Madrid was absent from the birth of Spanish football. The city did not take on its current fatherly duties until the foundation of the RFEF in 1909. With no significant British More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Madrid – Ciudad Deportiva Valdebebas

For two seasons from 2012, Real Madrid had a presence in the top three tiers of Spanish Football. This was not the first time that the Spanish giants had done this, as there was a four year period in the mid 1990’s More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

España 82 – Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

It was no surprise when the RFEF selected the iconic Estadio Santiago Bernabéu to stage the final of the 1982 World Cup. For nearly 35 years, the home of Real Madrid had played host to some of the world’s More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, January 27th, 2012

Madrid – Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano

As you are probably aware, many European leagues allow the reserve teams of the larger clubs to compete in all but the top divisions. Spain is no exception and over the years this has thrown up many intriguing accounts More...