La Liga: Soccer, why is Real Madrid so popular? Is it because it is strong?

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Why is La Liga soccer club Real Madrid so popular in Europe and Spain? What is the reason for the title? I’ll give you an explanation. Real Madrid is said to be one of the top clubs in the world, and is known to have many great players, including Cristiano Ronaldo.


What is Real Madrid?

Real Madrid is a professional soccer club based in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Its predecessor was Madrid FC, a club founded in Madrid in 1895. Their home stadium is the Santiago Bernabéu, a huge stadium that can hold 81,000 people. When it comes to La Liga, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two sides, and the clash between these two teams attracts the most attention in the world. By the way, they also have a rivalry with Atlético Madrid, who are also based in Madrid.


Real Madrid supporters are called Madridistas. By the way, 29% of Spanish soccer fans are said to be Real Madrid fans. That’s why it boasts overwhelming ability and popularity even in Spain. It is said that Real Madrid’s supporters are mostly wealthy, while Atlético Madrid’s supporters are said to be mostly working class.


Real Madrid has several nicknames. One is Los Blancos Gigante, the white giant, and El Blanco, Los Blancos refers to Real Madrid. Los Vikingos means Vikings and La Casa Blanca means White House. By the way, the name Real is used by many teams in La Liga other than Real Madrid, so this name causes confusion. There are many teams that use the name Real, such as Real Sociedad and Real Betis.


The capital, Madrid, has the most famous sports newspapers, MARCA and AS. As a sports newspaper based in Madrid, it is known for featuring features on Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid every day. For club members and fan club members, there is also a fan club magazine called Hala Madrid.

El Clasico

El Clasico is a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, representing the Spanish league. It is often said that the level of competition between these two powerhouse teams is higher than that of the UEFA Champions League. For this reason, soccer fans not only in Spain but all over the world often pay close attention to this match.

Why is Real Madrid so popular? What is the reason?

Why is Real Madrid so popular? I will explain the reasons for this in detail. The sports club also attracts the world’s top players, and is the second most popular club after Barcelona both overseas and in Japan. There were many famous players in the past, so it is popular among enthusiasts. Even in news, he has an aggressive style and can overwhelm opponents if necessary. All of the players registered and participating are star players, and of course they are at the mercy of their opponents with their play. Madrid’s season attracts more attention and results in more goals than martial arts, volleyball, golf, boxing, swimming, rugby, baseball, etc.

Strong for the Champions League final

The biggest reason why Real Madrid always seems to win the Champions League is their overwhelming strength in the finals. The final tournament of the Champions League consists of two games played in a home and away format, with the winning club determined by the total score, but the final is played once. There is a strong element of luck, but I have always won. Needless to say, this is the reason for its popularity.

2013-14 Real Madrid4 – 1 aetAtlético madrid
2015-16 Real Madrid1 – 1 aet
(PK 5 – 3)
Atlético madrid
2016-17 Real Madrid4 – 1Juventus
2017-18 Real Madrid3 – 1Liverpool
2021-22 Real Madrid1 – 0Liverpool

Soccer players admire Real Madrid

Soccer players are also famous for their admiration for Real Madrid. Players who transfer to Real have won more La Liga titles than Barcelona. They have won the Champions League more often than any other club in the world. Traditionally, Real is definitely better than Barcelona. It’s more fun for everyone to root for a winning team. For this reason, players also admire Real, and even if they play regularly at big clubs such as Manchester United or Liverpool, they end up transferring to Real.

We have a tradition and a history of continuous winning.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City that are only interested in money, but Real Madrid is a soccer team with a long tradition. What’s more, they have plenty of money and have a long history of winning titles. That’s why it is also supported by Spaniards. There are also great players such as Vinicius, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric.

The most branded team

Due to the above reasons, the team with the most brand power is Real Madrid. In Europe, there are prestigious teams like Juventus and Milan, but the Serie has lost its momentum, and the Premier League still feels like an upstart and is not strong. Inevitably, all eyes will be on Real Madrid, the strongest La Liga champion. Real is the team that will always be evaluated in the end in La Liga. It is greatly remembered. Even if they lose, Real will be the center of attention for breaking news.

Barcelona is a Catalan team

Many people have doubts here. There’s Barcelona, right? However, Barcelona has a unique culture and philosophy. There is also a tendency to not like outsiders, and there is a strong sense that this is a Catalan team. Even in the era of Lionel Messi, players like Puyol and Iniesta were more popular among Barça supporters.

How to watch LaLiga

The following article introduces video streaming services where you can watch LaLiga matches. However, due to broadcasting rights, the same broadcasting station may not necessarily be broadcasting each year, so please check from time to time.

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