Category Archives: football

Real vs Atlético

Found this nice video comparing Real supporters and Atleti supporters.

Part of the Game TV

Mayhem in Madrid as Spain Qualify for WC Final

I’m a bit worried that the Spanish football fans (i.e. 99% of the population) have peaked too early. The scenes in central Madrid last night were incredible considering nothing has been won yet, and confidence about the final is sky high.

Still, let’s enjoy it while we can (a very Spanish trait) and look forward to Sunday’s World Cup final vs Los Países Bajos.

¡Aupa Atleti!

It had been a long wait – 1996 was the last time Atlético de Madrid had won silverware (the League and Cup double, no less) – so last night’s Europa Cup win served as a massive catharsis for the mattress makers.

Your writer is a committed Real fan but was definitely supporting Atleti, although that was mainly so as to be able to join in the party afterwards and get lots of free drinks.

But no, really, well done Atleti. Finally your ‘Fe’ has been rewarded:

Muy Grande.


Madrid looks forward to receiving the Special One and his Internazionale team on 22 May.

Real Madrid – Largest Sports Club in the World

Deloitte Football Money League published its annual list of Richest Football Clubs in the World yesterday. As measured by annual revenue, Real Madrid topped the list (Figures were for financial year 2008/09)

These rankings are published as the ‘Football Money League’ by the specialist sports group department of Deloitte. The revenue figures include commercial income, matchday revenues and broadcasting. Real Madrid were top for the fifth successive year, becoming the first team in any sport to generate revenue of over €400m.

You can see the top ten football clubs here.

A Proper Football Match

There is a fantastic report on a lower league football match (AD Alcorcón vs Real Madrid Castilla) in the Spanish leagues at the European Football Weekends website which I wanted to alert any readers to. Wry and evocative, it also has some great photos that really capture the essence of the day. Please check it out

“The Ridicule of the Century…”

…so said the daily sports paper most associated with Real Madrid, following los blancos midweek 4-0 loss to third division Alcorcon. Other comments from the daily papers included:

  • “…it was an embarrassment of historic proportions.” – AS
  • “Alcorcon made Madrid look ridiculous.” – El Mundo Deportivo
  • “…one of the most humiliating defeats in their history.” – Sport
  • “Alcorcongate” – Marca
  • Mostly, Madrid Uno likes to write only about the good things going on in the city, but mini dramas like this should be noted too. Real was the club M1 was immediately told to support by the first friends he made on arrival here and supporting the team has provided a proper insight into what it ‘is’ to be a madrileño – as well as providing many excuses to go out and share a beer. Hopefully, last night will be as bad as it will get. M1 does enjoy the midweek pub meet but since Real fans don’t do humiliation well, it’s likely to be a while before everyone’s stable enough to enjoy a match. hay k ver.