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Football clubs Madrid
All football clubs in Madrid - 2019/2020 season
The capital of Spain, Madrid, is best known for the soccer clubs Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. These two clubs are among the top clubs in Spain and play in La Liga. In Madrid there are many more football clubs that are represented in La Liga up to Segunda División B. In this article you will find all the professional football clubs that are at home in Madrid.
Table of Contents
- Overview of football clubs in Madrid
- Madrid's football clubs in La Liga
- Madrid's football clubs in the Segunda División A
- Madrid's football clubs in the Segunda División B
1. Overview of football clubs in Madrid
2. Madrid's football clubs in La Liga
Since the rise of Rayo Vallecano, five football clubs from Madrid are currently playing in La Liga. The clubs are Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Getafe CF, CD Leganés and Rayo Vallecano. This is the largest number of Madrid clubs that there has ever been in the Primera División!
|real Madrid||1902||Santiago Bernabeu|
|Atlético Madrid||1903||Wanda Metropolitano|
|Getafe CF||1983||Coliseum Alfonso Pérez|
|Leganes CD||1928||Estadio Municipal de Butarque|
Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
2.1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid is the largest football club in Madrid and was founded in 1902 under the name Madrid Club de Fútbol. The club received the royal title "Real" only in 1920 by King Alfonso the 13th. Real Madrid have become the most successful club in Spain and even the world over the years. The club has won the Champions League seven times, the European Cup I six times, the Spanish championship title 33 times, the Spanish Cup 19 times and a number of other great prizes. In the last three years Real have been very successful in the Champions League, they have won three times in a row.
The stadium where Real Madrid play their home games is the most impressive Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid's stadium can be reached by metro line 10 (dark blue). There is an underground station near the stadium. If you are going to the Santiago Bernabéu, the best way to get off is at the Santiago Bernabéu stop of the same name. This is located right next to the stadium.
2.2 Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid was founded a year after Real Madrid, in 1903. The second largest football club in Madrid did not always have the same name. Atlético was founded as the Athletic Club Sucursal. Thirty years after its inception, the name was changed to Athletic Aviación and finally Atlético Madrid. Atlético are among the top clubs in Spain and you know how to make it difficult for Barcelona and Real Madrid. In total, Atlético became Spanish champions ten times. The last time in the 2013/14 season.
Atlético Madrid's stadium used to be Vincente Calderón, but Atlético has been playing in the stadium for a year Wanda Metropolitano. The Wanda Metropolitano has a capacity of 68,000 and can be easily reached by metro. The closest stop to the stadium is Estadio Metropolitano. This stop can be reached with underground line 7. Our tip: drive to the stadium in good time because of the large crowd.
2.3 Getafe CF
Getafe Club de Fútbol, or simply Getafe CF, was officially founded in 1946. The club is located in Getafe, which is part of the metropolis of Madrid. Getafe CF has not won an award in its club history and is constantly moving between La Liga and Priméra División A. The club's biggest rival is another club from Madrid, Leganés. The derby games against Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are less heated and the fans are more friendly than at the other two clubs.
Getafe CF Stadium is that Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Construction of the stadium was completed in 1998 and 17,000 spectators can fit into the stadium. The best way to get to the stadium is by underground. The nearest underground station is Los Espartales. The subway line 12 stops at this station. Getafe Stadium is a 3-minute walk from Los Espartales Station.
2.4 Leganés CD
CD Leganés was founded in 1928 and currently plays in the Primera División. However, this has not always been the case. Leganés played most of his club history in the lower leagues of Spain. In 1977 the club rose to the fourth Spanish league, and since then they have been promoted again and again. In 1987 they were promoted to the third division and 6 years later they made it to the second division. In the 2015/16 season Leganés reached La Liga for the first time in the club's history.
Leganés' club colors are blue and white, which is also reflected in the club's stadium. Leganés plays his games in Estadio Municipal de Butarquethat holds around 12,400 spectators. The stadium is located in the small town of Leganés, around 10 kilometers from the center of Madrid. The stadium can be easily reached by taking the C-5 train towards Humanes or Fuenlabrada.
2.5 Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano is a club from Madrid, which is located in the Vallecas district. The club has been around since 1924 and has played in all Spanish leagues. In recent years, ascents and descents have alternated again and again. Rayo rose to La Liga in 2011 and was relegated in 2016. As of this season, Rayo Vallecano has been back in the best Spanish league after winning the Segunda Division A. With this promotion, Madrid now have the most clubs in La Liga that have ever existed.
Rayo Vallecano plays his home games at Camp de Fútbol de Vallecas. This stadium has a capacity of 14,700, most of which are seats. We recommend using public transport to get to the stadium. The journey from central Madrid takes around 20 minutes by metro. Metro line 1 stops at Portazgo, which is next to the stadium.
3. Football clubs in the Segunda División A
This season two clubs from Madrid are playing in Segunda División A, the second division of Spanish football. The football clubs from Madrid currently playing in Segunda División A are: AD Alcorcón and Rayo Majahonda.
3.1 AD Alcorcón
Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón is a relatively young association that was only founded in 1971. The club is located in Alcorcón, a town about 13 km southwest of Madrid. The club has played in the Spanish second division since 2010. In the 2009/10 season the club was champion of Segunda Division B, the third Spanish division. Alcorcón's most memorable game was in the 2009/10 season. In the Copa del Rey, AD Alcorcón defeated Real Madrid 4-0.
The Alcorcón Stadium is that Municipal de Santo Domingo. This stadium consists of 4 grandstands with seats and has a capacity of 7000 spectators. The stadium can be reached in around 30 minutes from the center of Madrid. First, take the C-5 train towards Humanes and Fuenlabrada and get off at Las Retamas. From here, the stadium can be reached on foot in around 10 minutes.
3.2 Rayo Majahonda
Club de Fútbol Rayo Majahonda, or Rayo Majahonda, was founded in 1976. The club played most of its club history in the fourth division of Spain, the Tercera División. In the 2014/15 season they finally managed to get promoted to Segunda División B under the former coach and club legend Antonio Iriondo. In 2018, Rayo Majahonda was promoted to Segunda División A for the first time. They achieved this with a win in the last game of the season against FC Cartagena.
Rayo Majahonda play their home games at the Cerro del Espino stadium. The stadium can accommodate 8,000 spectators. Due to the poor connections, it is actually not possible to get to the stadium by public transport. However, the stadium can be reached within half an hour by car from the center of Madrid.
4. Madrid's football clubs in the Segunda División B
Under the Segunda División A is the Segunda División B, the third Spanish division. There are two Madrid clubs that play in this league. The football clubs from Madrid that play in Segunda División B are: Internacional de Madrid, CF Fuenlabrada and the second teams of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
4.1 Internacional de Madrid
Internacional de Madrid is a very young club and one of the smallest football clubs in Madrid. The association was only founded in 2002 by various business people. Internacional de Madrid currently plays in Group 1 of Segunda División B. This is the first year the club has played in this league. The club started in the 8th Spanish league in 2002 and then played one league higher again and again. In 2003 they rose to the 6th division and the following year directly to the 5th division. It took a few years for the club to rise again. In 2010 you made your promotion to the 4th division perfect. Last year the club finally rose to the 3rd division.
The stadium of Internacional de Madrid is the stadium Polideportivo Municipal Boadilla del Monte. It is unclear whether it can really be called a stadium, as it only has one grandstand. The stadium is difficult to get to by public transport. The best way to visit the club is by car.
4.2 CF Fuenlabrada
Fuenlabrada is probably the largest football club in Madrid in Segunda División B. The association was founded in 1975. Over the years the club has become an integral part of the Spanish third division. The club has a budget of around 3 million euros and has a fairly large stadium. The Fuenlabrada Stadium, Estadio Fernando Torres, is named after Atlético Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea's best striker: Fernando Torres.
The stadium is quite a long way from the center of Madrid. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes by public transport. Public transport is therefore not an ideal solution, as the stadium can be reached in less than half an hour by car.
4.3 Real Madrid Castilla en Atlético Madrileño
Real Madrid Castilla is the name of Real Madrid's second team. The team's greatest achievement was reaching the Copa del Rey final in 1980, when they faced Madrid's first team. The game won the "big" Real 4-0. Real Madrid Castilla was allowed to take part in the European Cup II the following year, as Real Madrid's first team had already qualified. Madrid's second team has been promoted and relegated between Segunda División A and B several times over the years. The stadium where the team plays is the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, named after the Real Madrid club legend Alfredo Di Stefano.
Atlético Madrid B, also known as Atlético Madrileño, also competes in Segunda División B. In the 1963/64 season Atlético Madrid decided to create a second team. The team started in the fourth Spanish division (Tercera División). In recent years, Atlético Madrileño has been an integral part of Segunda División B. The team does not play in Madrid, but in the nearby town of Majadahonda. The home of Atlético Madrid B is Cerro del Espino (the stadium of Rayo Majahonda). This stadium can accommodate 8,000 spectators.
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