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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid announce creation of women’s football club

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Huge step forward.

Real Madrid v Racing Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid have officially announced the creation of a women’s team, the club confirmed on their official website after days of reports.

The Real Madrid C. F. board of directors, which met today, 25 June 2019, agreed to propose a merger through absorption of the women’s football club, Club Deportivo Tacón, with effect from 1 July 2020, at the next General Assembly of Members.

During the course of next season, the 2019/20 campaign, the C. D. Tacón first team will train and play their matches at Real Madrid City as a part of the transitory collaboration between the two clubs.
Source: Realmadrid.com

This is a huge step forward for Real Madrid, who were the only elite club in Spanish football without a women’s team. Los Blancos —Las Blancas this time!— will play in the First Division as they have merged with Club Deportivo Tacon, who were playing in that division already.

The team will be named Real Madrid as the club actually just bought Tacon’s license to play in the First Division, nothing else.

It’s now time for Real Madrid to build a new team, although it’s clear that it might take the club some time before they can actually compete for trophies against clubs who are more established.