#EngKnowledge: Happy Birthday Real Madrid!

Hello, fellas! How was your day?

Today, March 6, 2016, marks the 114th year since the first Board of Directors of Madrid Football Club officially elected. So, happy birthday, @realmadriden! Tonight’s session will be dedicated to the club with most European titles in #EngKnowledge.

Madrid Football Club was the original name before King Alfonso XIII bestowed the word ‘Real’ (Spanish for Royal) and the royal crown in the emblem in 1920. Since then, they have been known as Real Madrid Club de Futbol. The club have two famous nicknames; Los Blancos (The Whites) and Los Merengues (The Meringues).

Their home ground is Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The stadium was first opened in 14 December 1947. The current capacity of the stadium is 85.454 seats. For the first eight years (1947-1955), the stadium was named New Chamartin. On 4 January 1955, after the General Assembly of Members Compromisaros, it was decided that the stadium adopt its present name in honour of club President Santiago Bernabéu.

Some of Real Madrid legendary (ex)players are: Santiago Bernabeu, Ricardo Zamora, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Bernd Schuster, Fernando Hierro, Raul Gonzales, Guti Hernandez, Roberto Carlos, Iker Casillas, Zinedine Zidane, and Ronaldo. Real Madrid are the record holder for the club with most European Cup/UEFA Champions League trophies. The have won the most precious competition 10 times (1956, ’57, ’58, ’59, ’60, ’66, ’98, 2000, 2002, and 2014).

That’s all for tonight, fellas. Once again, let me say happy birthday, @realmadriden. Thank you, fellas. Good night!

Compiled and written by @iismail21 for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 6 March, 2016.



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