12th Grade English
November 21, 2012
Real Madrid FC
Real Madrid Football Club is one of the oldest, most successful clubs in the world. Ever since its inception in 1902, the club has won countless titles, and has been a perennial contender for its entire existence. Many of the sport’s biggest, most notorious legends have worn the pure white uniforms that have become synonymous with the team. With a history of excellence, and a winning tradition that continues to this day, Real Madrid’s already unbelievable legacy looks to become even greater with the passage of time.
This incredible club was founded on March 6th 1902 as “Sociedad de Madrid FC, and its first ever president was Mr. Juan Padrós. In one of the first team meetings, the board agreed to the dress team white shirts, with matching shirts and socks, as a tribute to one of his favorite football clubs (Corinthia of London). This decision inadvertently led to the creation of one of football’s most iconic looks, the pure white Real Madrid home kits.
In the very same year that the club was founded, it won its first championship, the “Campeonato Regional Central” (Central Regional Championship). Two years later, On May 21, 1904; Madrid FC participated in the founding of FIFA (the international federation that, to this day, is still the central governing body of the sport), with the federations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (and their respective top clubs) all present.
Decades later, on June 29, 1920; the club received a letter from the King Alfonso XIII of Spain granting them the title of a “royal”, a distinction that very few Spanish clubs can boast. Not even some of the country’s most successful clubs (Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, and Atlético de Madrid; for example) share the distinction of being “royal” clubs. Since then, the club has utilized its present name, Real Madrid Club de Futbol.
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