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Real Madrid Turns 112 Years Old Today

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The greatest sports club in history was founded 112 years ago.

Denis Doyle

On March 6th 1902, Juan and Carlos Padrós founded in Barcelona a club named Madrid Foot-Ball Club. Today, that club is known as Real Madrid Club de Fútbol and it is one of the most famous club in the history of sports. With 96,966 socios, Real Madrid is also the world's most valuable brand in sports just ahead Manchester United, according to Forbes.

9 European Cups, 32 Liga titles and 18 Copa del Rey trophies can't be matched that easily in this sport. And yet, the club's passion for excellence and success might drive this May to even more trophies to add to that list.

FIFA named Real Madrid the best club in the 20th century. The 21st century has just started, and while rivals FC Barcelona are looking great throughout these 14 years, Real Madrid will try to change momentum and win FIFA's award one more time.

Happy birthday, Real Madrid.