Like a year ago, two Spanish clubs will meet in the fight for the UEFA Super Cup 2016. This time, the opponent of Sevilla, which won three consecutive victories in the Europa League, will be in Real Madrid. Sevilla – Real Madrid Super Cup will be held on August 9 in Trondheim, Norway.
Danilo Luiz da Silva
Real Madrid is perhaps the most famous football club not only in Europe but also around the world. The fans of this team can be found in the most distant part of the planet. The team holds the record for the number of Spanish league titles and has all imaginable and unimaginable regalia, which no other club in the world has. This "Royal Club" is the most titled to this day. So the match Sevilla vs Real Madrid promises to be very tense.
Real is ranked the first in the ranking of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), is the leader in the ranking of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), and is named the best football club of the XX century by FIFA.
The direct predecessor of Real Madrid was an amateur football club "Sky" (Football Club Sky), founded by a group of students in Madrid at the end of the 19th century. In March 1902, some of its members, led by Julian Palacios Pedrosa and his brother created a new organisation called Madrid Football Club.
Already in 1905, Real won the Spanish Cup, and at the time of UEFA Champions League 2015/16, they won the trophy 19 times in total.
In June 1920, King Alfonso XIII of Spain gave the Madrid club the title "Royal" (Real), since that time it has become the part of the team name.
In April 1931 after the establishment of the Second Republic in Spain, "Real" was stripped of the title "Royal" and was called Madrid Football Club again. Only in 1941, after Franco's victory in the Civil War (1936-1939), the Club of Madrid once again gained its present name.
"Real" is one of the three clubs that has never left the Spanish top division. The other two are "Barcelona" and "Atletico". "Real" is the most successful club in Spanish football, which won 60 national titles in total: 32 times the Spanish championship, 19 Cups and nine times Spanish Super Cup.
"Real" has a record for most wins in the Champions League (including the Champions Cup). The team has won the most prestigious European club tournament eleven times (including 2016). It is the only European team that won the tournament five times in a row (1956-1960).
Real Madrid odds are very understandable. In total in the history of "Real" there were 27 international finals. In addition to 14 finals and 11 wins in the Cup (League) championships, the club won the UEFA Cup in 1985 and 1986 and reached the finals of the Winners' Cup in 1971 and 1983.
In 2002, "Real" got UEFA Super Cup, which it had previously lost in 1998 and 2000. Another similar trophy was won in 2014.
Real Madrid fixtures for the Intercontinental Cup ended in a victory for "Real" in 1960, 1998 and 2002, and in 1966 and 2000, the Spaniards were defeated. Real Madrid also has the win in the Club World Championship in 2014.
The nicknames of "Real" players are the "white" (los blancos) and the "cream" (los merengues), owe to the colour of the uniform.
Another nickname is the "Vikings" (los vikingos). It became famous after the publication of the article in the newspaper The Times in 1960, in which the triumphant performance of the team in European competition was compared to the procession of the Normans in medieval Europe.
The president of "Real" is Florentino Perez, the head coach is a former football player, sports director and former coach of the youth team - Zinedine Zidane.
The greatest players in the history of the club are considered to be Iker Casillas, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Francisco Gento, Zinedine Zidane, Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo. The last still stands for Real Madrid.
On May 29, 2016, in Milan, the "Real" beat the other Madrid team, "Atletico" in the decisive match of the Champions League and won the main European Cup football tournament among the clubs for the 11th time in its history.
So what are the predictions for the upcoming fight? According to all the info given above our Real Madrid tips are in favour of this team.
Real Madrid is a favourite at the bookmakers, and it is no wonder as the Spanish team showed excellent results, won the Champions League, National Football League, Spanish Cup.