Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
* Address: Avenida de Concha Espina, 1, Madrid
* Country: Spain
* Capacity: 81,000
* Opened: 14 December 1947
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Real Madrid (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, which opened with a capacity of 75,000, is owned by Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. It hosted the 1982 FIFA World Cup final, which was won by the national football team of Italy. 90,000 people attended the final of the world championship for national football teams. Tenants Real Madrid became the first sports team in the world with 100 million followers on their main social media page. They also became the first club to win the European football championship 10 times. Real Madrid CF won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014 for the first time in their history. The rivalry between Real Madrid and their arch-rivals FC Barcelona is among the most famous sports rivalries in the world. Any game between both football clubs is known as El Clásico.
Some very expensive Real Madrid players became known as Galácticos, like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Luís Figo, Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. The Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man with 100 million followers on his main social media page. He started his professional senior football career with Sporting Clube de Portugal. In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United Football Club, the first FIFA Club World Cup winners from the United Kingdom. In 2009, he signed with Real Madrid, where he won several domestic and international trophies. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League, the European championship for football clubs, in 2018 for the third time in a row. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored hundreds of goals for Real Madrid, left the club in 2018. Juventus Football Club from Italy signed him.